Saturday, March 18, 2006

okorafor-mbachu on octavia butler

Author of Zahrah The Windseeker, Nnedi Okorafor-Mbachu has written a tribute to the late Octavia Butler in the first edition of Proof Magazine. Excerpt -

Octavia’s fiction contained a lot of firsts for me: Black people and people of color featured at the forefront of stories set in well imagined strange worlds and situations. Stories where race and gender were thoughtfully factored and woven into the type of fiction that I’ve loved since I could read. The most memorable characters I’ve ever read.

Read the rest here.


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