Kindred (Books & Media)

by Octavia E. Butler

Octavia Butler's book touches on topics such as slavery, identity, family history, and science fiction or fantasy as a genre. You may want to read more about these topics! In fact, these issues would be excellent starter ideas for research projects.

Kindred Books & Media

Read more by and about Octavia Butler:
Closer to Truth: Science, Meaning and the Future
An interview with Octavia Butler
Read more about science fiction and fantasy literature:
NKUIRE
Search here for books, using subject headings such as "Science fiction, American history and criticism" or "Fantasy fiction, American history and criticism."
Read more about slavery and its continuing impact:
NKUIRE
Search here for books using subject headings such as "Slavery--United States--History," "Slavery--United States--Public Opinion," "Slavery--United States--Anti-slavery movements," "Slavery--United States--Psychological aspects," "African-Americans--Race identity," "African American families," and "Kinship."

The Kindred Research Guide is maintained by Mary Chesnut. Suggestions and comments are welcome.

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