Black Authors : Octavia E. Butler

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  1. MsInterpret

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    Octavia E. Butler was an American science fiction writer, one of the best-known among the few African-American women in the field. She won both Hugo and Nebula awards. In 1995, she became the first science fiction writer to receive the MacArthur Foundation "Genius" Grant.

    Parable of a Sower, Kindred and Wild Seed I think are must read books of hers!

    Anyone else read any of her books?
     
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    I haven't MsInterpret, but there are many bookworms around that probably have...we will see:)

     
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    Read a short story of hers a while ago, but I'm going to add her Kindred to my book list, thanks!

    RIP Octavia E. Butler
     
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    Kindred is a wonderful book...If I've read everything else in the house I always go back and re-read Kindred over...Very entertaining

    I am in the middle of reading Lilth's Brood. WOW! Book is mind boogling...It's one of her more far-out-there books. I had to give that one a rest for awhile...You really need an imagination to visualize what she is describing about.
     
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    I feel her and Toni Morrison share a unique style of writing..like a 'out this world kinda thing'' what do you think?

    I know she leaned more on science fiction side; but still, I see similarities between her and Toni Morrison.
     
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    I haven't read any of Toni Morrison...I will definitely check her out to my next stop to the bookstore this week...THANKS :)

    **matter of fact I'm going to Google her now and check her out on Amazon**

    EDIT: Take that back she wrote Beloved...
     
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    While you are at it partner, google mine too, by name or title, which is, Does Color Matter?:)...thanks in advance, MsInterpret

     
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    Ok, read Tar baby and Song of Solomon then tell me what you think.

    reading both thier works to me is like poetry..it flows..I love it! yes she wrote beloved, i had to read that book twice to understand what was going on.
     
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    @CLYDE: Will do! Can't wait!:)

    @Amnat77: Thanks for the heads up on the books!:)
     
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    Great! And you know where to find me:), MsInterpret, for real!


     
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