Book Review – Kindred

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Book cover showing a woman running through trees.

The visionary author’s masterpiece pulls us—along with her Black female hero—through time to face the horrors of slavery and explore the impacts of racism, sexism, and white supremacy then and now.

Brutal and perfectly executed sci-fi. Doesn’t waste any time on the well-worn tropes of paradoxes or stealing a sports almanac. I’d usually find the lack of exposition to be annoying – but here the story was so powerful that I had no time to miss it.

Published 40 years ago, but hasn’t aged a day. It perfectly captures the slow descent in the acceptance of abuse.

One thought on “Book Review – Kindred

  1. I read this in 2019 too. Very heavy-going — inevitably, given the subject matter — but a very compelling read.

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