On Friday, August 31st the UPC Book Club will discuss Kindred by Octavia Butler. One of my personal favorites! Kindred is the story of Dana, a black woman living in 1976 Los Angeles. Our intrepid heroine must confront the violent acts which are the origins of her direct familial line. She is drawn back in time again and again to save one Rufus Weylin from death. Rufus turns out to be the white slave owner who will eventually (if he lives) become Dan’s own great, great, great, grandfather. Dana must choose to save this terrible man in order to both protect the many generations of her own family, her self.
How does the legacy of slavery live on in the present?
Join us in RGL 103, at noon on August 31st.
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