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Material Type: Book
Collection: Comics
Call Number: US SPECFIC BUT2017
Title: Kindred: A Graphic Novel Adaptation
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Personal name: Butler, Octavia (original work) and Duffy, Damian (adaptor) and Jennings, John (artist))
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Topical term or geographic name as entry element: Speculative Fiction
International Standard Book Number: 9781419728556
Name of publisher, distributor, etc.: Abrams ComicArts
Date of publication, distribution, etc.: 2017
Summary, etc. note: Octavia E. Butler’s bestselling literary science-fiction masterpiece, Kindred, now in graphic novel format. 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. Butler’s most celebrated, critically acclaimed work tells the story of Dana, a young black woman who is suddenly and inexplicably transported from her home in 1970s California to the pre–Civil War South. As she time-travels between worlds, one in which she is a free woman and one where she is part of her own complicated familial history on a southern plantation, she becomes frighteningly entangled in the lives of Rufus, a conflicted white slaveholder and one of Dana’s own ancestors, and the many people who are enslaved by him. Held up as an essential work in feminist, science-fiction, and fantasy genres, and a cornerstone of the Afrofuturism movement, there are over 500,000 copies of Kindred in print. The intersectionality of race, history, and the treatment of women addressed within the original work remain critical topics in contemporary dialogue, both in the classroom and in the public sphere. Frightening, compelling, and richly imagined, Kindred offers an unflinching look at our complicated social history, transformed by the graphic novel format into a visually stunning work for a new generation of readers.
Expansion of summary note: historical fiction, speculative fiction, science fiction, time travel, literary adaptation, US, United States, United States history, slavery, southern plantation, American South, 20th century, pre-Civil War South, slave holder, family, relationships, feminist, fantasy, Afrofuturism, race studies, gender, sexuality, black women, BIPOC
Method of acquisition: Purchase
Date of acquisition: January 2019
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