My newest interview at Girls in Capes features Damian Duffy and John Jennings, the comic artists behind the graphic novel adaptation of Octavia Butler’s Kindred.
One of Butler’s greatest talents, in fact, is portraying those who are victims of violence and subjugation in a manner that portrays their full humanity. In Kindred, she does this with absolute mastery, showing many aspects of life during that era and examining the question of how exactly people allowed the horrors of slavery to go on.
I really love Octavia Butler’s work and recently reread Kindred (the original novel) for the Amalgam Monthly Book Club. I would definitely encourage any American to read Kindred to get a better sense of the history of our nation and how race relations continue to impact our society.