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Today’s belated entry of #SJComix365 is graphic novel adaptation “Kindred” by Octavia Butler. More than 35 years after its release, Kindred continues to draw in new readers with its deep exploration of the violence and loss of humanity caused by slavery in the United States, and its complex and lasting impact on the present day. Adapted by celebrated academics and comics artists Damian Duffy and John Jennings, this graphic novel powerfully renders Butler’s mysterious and moving story, which spans racial and gender divides in the antebellum South through the 20th century. #octaviabutler #kindred #racism #specfic #scifi #comics #graphicnovels
#Repost @dallaspubliclibrary · · · · Think science fiction is only written by white dudes? Then your clearly don't know best selling author, MacArthur Genius grant recipient, and Science Fiction Hall of Fame inductee, Octavia Butler. The only thing more impressive than her list of titles is the list of awards she won. . . #wcw #womancrushwednesday #OctaviaButler #scifi #womenauthors #blackhistorymonth #sciencefiction #library #librarybooks
#Thmei | "I think a lot of us forget that we do have a privilege and responsibility of existence in occupying space and time. A lot of us are quick to deflect that responsibility and privilege. We like to exist as invisible beings because it’s easier than taking responsibility. But what that ends up doing is keep us from becoming our highest selves. And oftentimes we find ourselves in spaces that don’t really nourish the core of our being, the spirit that we possess." —words and image by JOJO ABOT as part of her growing series MANIFESTATIONS OF A GOD. A catalogue in the FYFYA WOTO Archives. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ NARA collective is a creative studio for conscious artists and brands with a bimonthly instagram magazine. Follow @NARAcollective for our Feb/Mar issue #Thmei celebrating the women of Afrofuturism.
Think science fiction is only written by white dudes? Then your clearly don't know best selling author, MacArthur Genius grant recipient, and Science Fiction Hall of Fame inductee, Octavia Butler. The only thing more impressive than her list of titles is the list of awards she won. . . #wcw #womancrushwednesday #OctaviaButler #scifi #womenauthors #blackhistorymonth #sciencefiction #library #librarybooks #librariesofinstagram #publiclibrary
Octavia Butler #writercrushwednesday . Butler was so powerful she manifested herself into the cannon. She harnessed talent and movement from her ancestors and made it so. In her journals she wrote what she was to achieve, and she did. I yearn to have this same ability to hone in and create. ... I loved reading "Bloodchild" and I am never one for sci-fi. It was beyond sci-fi somehow. But I realized I only needed to be able to see myself in the stories of science fiction to enjoy them. Butler gave me a chance to see those myself weaved into this genre of stories. It was just that simple. . More about Octavia Butler's journals etc... "Octavia Butler's personal journal shows the author literally wrote her life into existence" https://blavity.com/octavia-butler/ . . . #wcw #octavia #butler #octaviabutler #bloodchild #writingfemme #blackhistorymonth #poetrycommunity #writingcommunity #communityofpoetry #author #bookstagram #