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Kindred (Black Women Writers Series)

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Kindred (Black Women Writers Series)

Dana, a modern black woman, is celebrating her twenty-sixth birthday with her new husband, when she is abruptly snatched from her home in present California and transported back to the antebellum South. Rufus, the white son of a plantation owner, is drowning; and Dana has been summoned across the years to save him. After this first summons, Dana is drawn back again and again to the plantation to protect Rufus and ensure that he will grow to manhood and father the daughter who is to become her ancestor. Each time, however, the stays grow longer and more dangerous until it is uncertain whether or not Dana's life will end, long before it has even begun.

Kindred (Black Women Writers Series)
Octavia E. Butler; afterward by Robert Crossley

  • Publication Date: September 15, 1988
  • Paperback: 264 pages
  • Publisher: Beacon Press
  • ISBN-10: 0807083054
  • ISBN-13: 9780807083055