“Repressive societies always seemed to understand the danger of ‘wrong’ ideas.”
― Octavia E. Butler, Kindred
In honor of Black History month my February pick is Kindred by Octavia Butler. It is an amazing book that I read many years ago. It is powerful in its message and likely one of the most profound books I’ve read to date. I believe everyone can benefit from reading a book like this.
February Book of the Month Synopsis
Dana, a modern black woman, is celebrating her twenty-sixth birthday with her new husband when she is snatched abruptly from her home in California and transported to the antebellum South. Rufus, the white son of a plantation owner, is drowning, and Dana has been summoned to save him. Dana is drawn back repeatedly through time to the slave quarters, and each time the stay grows longer, more arduous, and more dangerous until it is uncertain whether or not Dana’s life will end, long before it has a chance to begin.
About Octavia Butler