Social Justice Book Group: KINDRED

Event date: 
Thursday, February 23, 2017 - 6:00pm
Event address: 
Oblong Rhinebeck
6422 Montgomery Street
Rhinebeck, NY 12572

Join us as we read KINDRED by Octavia Butler, together with KINDRED: A Graphic Novel Adaptation by Damian Duffy & John Jennings. (Reading the graphic novel is optional).

Registration Required
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In the book 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.

Octavia E. Butler is author of many novels, including Adulthood Rites and The Parable of the Sower. She is the winner of the Nebula Award and twice winner of the Hugo Award.

Damian Duffy is a cartoonist, scholar, writer, curator, lecturer, teacher, and Glyph Comics Award-winning graphic novelist. He holds a MS and PhD in Library and Information Sciences from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

John Jennings is Associate Professor of Graphic Design at The University of Buffalo. His research and teaching focus on the analysis, explication, and disruption of African American stereotypes in popular visual media. His research is concerned with the topics of representation and authenticity, visual culture, visual literacy, social justice, and design pedagogy. 

SAVE THE DATE! Register now for our March Social Justice Book Group.

Tuesday, March 21:  Social Justice Book Group reads MEN EXPLAIN THINGS TO ME and HOPE IN THE DARK by Rebecca Solnit. (Both books are very short!)

Kindred (Bluestreak) Cover Image
ISBN: 9780807083697
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Beacon Press - February 1st, 2004

Kindred: A Graphic Novel Adaptation Cover Image
By Octavia E. Butler, John Jennings (Illustrator), Damian Duffy (Adapted by)
ISBN: 9781419709470
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Abrams Comicarts - January 10th, 2017