Victoria College`s Multicultural Committee is honored to announce a celebration of award-winning author Octavia Butler`s life, through the reading and discussion of her book Kindred, as part of our Black History Month festivities! The book discussion will take place on Feb. 20, from 1 to 3 p.m. in the Student Center. Light snacks will be provided.
The book is available for purchase at the VC Bookstore located in the Student Center for $11.99 or online.
Octavia Butler was born in 1947 in Pasadena, California, and “struggled for decades when her dystopian novels exploring themes of Black injustice, global warming, women’s rights and political disparity were, to say the least, not in commercial demand.” (https://www.octaviabutler.com/theauthor)
Unfortunately, her incredible literary work only started receiving recognition around the time of her death, in 2006.
Today, Octavia Butler is celebrated across the country, with over 200 universities and colleges exulting her life through the teachings of her works.
Kindred is a gripping tale about a young African-American woman who is transported from her home in 1976 to the pre-Civil War era to save the slave owner of her ancestors to ensure her own existence.
The Multicultural Committee is encouraging our students, employees, and community partners to engage in the delightful reading of Kindred during the month of February.
For more information, please contact Carol Marcengo-Stehling at (361) 572-6414 or via email at Caroline.Marcengo@VictoriaCollege.edu.