Parable of the Sower

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By Octavia E. Butler

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This is the first book I read after the 2016 general election. So many people in my life had been protesting, marching, sitting in, shutting down, and organizing for a world free of oppression, and that project had just been dealt a huge blow. It felt like the start of an especially horrific turn, and Octavia Butler had seen it all coming in 1993. And through the life and words of Sower's protagonist, Lauren Oalmania, was telling us what we could do about it. Or, perhaps more accurately, what we might have to do about it, much like Lauren is forced throughout the story. A bleak depiction of our future that feels alarmingly close to our present, it is only through Lauren's creativity, innovation, and self-determined faith that we receive any relief from the desperate and violent world crumbling around her. I'm forever grateful to Octavia for warning of what might come and offering a visionary resource in what we might do to adapt, change, and survive. 

Ash, Firestorm Collective member

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368 pages
Grand Central Publishing (4/30/19)


afrofuturism, california, dystopia, wgss 100-002

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