Kindred: A Graphic Novel Adaptation
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240 4-colour illustrations

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Kindred: A Graphic Novel Adaptation

Everything the literature of science fiction can be. Walter Mosley

That rare magical artifact . . . the novel one returns to again and again. Harlan Ellison

Kindred, Octavia Butler's literary science-fiction masterpiece first published in 1979, tells the story of Dana, a young black woman who is suddenly and mysteriously transported from her home in 1970s California to the antebellum South. Dana moves between worlds: one in which she is a free woman and another where she is part of a complicated familial history on a southern plantation, forced to interact with and save the life of Rufus, a conflicted white slaveholder and one of her ancestors. Frightening, compelling and richly detailed, Kindred takes an imagined yet unstinting look at our complicated social history. Adapted as a graphic novel by celebrated academics Damian Duffy and John Jennings with the full co-operation of the Butler estate, Kindred explores the violence, sexuality, loss of humanity and twisted relationships engendered by slavery, in a format that introduces the work to a new generation of readers.

About the Author(s)
Octavia Butler, John Jennings and Damian Duffy
Octavia E. Butler was an award-winning writer widely considered the best science-fiction writer of her generation.

John Jennings is Associate Professor of Visual Studies at SUNY-Buffalo and has written several works on African American comics creators.

Damian Duffy is a cartoonist, writer, letterer and PhD candidate at the Urbana-Champaign Graduate School of Library and Information Science and the University of Illinois.

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