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Why should you read sci-fi superstar Octavia E. Butler? - Ayana Jamieson and Moya Bailey

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Published on Feb 25, 2019

Explore the works of science fiction visionary Octavia E. Butler, whose novels, such as “Parable of the Sower,” influenced the growing popularity of Afrofuturism.

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Much science fiction features white male heroes who blast aliens or become saviors of brown people. Octavia E. Butler knew she could tell a better story. She built stunning worlds rife with diverse characters, and brought nuance and depth to the representation of their experiences. Ayana Jamieson and Moya Bailey dive into the works of the visionary storyteller who upended science fiction.

Lesson by Ayana Jamieson and Moya Bailey, directed by Tomás Pichardo-Espaillat.

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