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Octavia’s First Afronaut: History, Resistance and Black Futures
In honor of Black History Month, Octavia Butler scholar Briana Whiteside will provide insight into the author’s earliest efforts to reimagine Black women’s lives and futures by discussing the character Alanna, from Butler’s novel, Survivor.
In her early Patternist books, Octavia Butler established the themes of identity and transformation that echo throughout her writing and into her more well-known novels, Kindred and Parable of the Sower.
February 19, 2023 2:00PM – 3:15PM