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NSBE 2018 Selection: Kindred by Octavia Butler

The Academic Engagement and Transition Program would like to announce this years selection for the New Student Book Experience is “Kindred” by Octavia Butler.

Kindred is about Dana, a modern black woman, is celebrating her twenty-sixth birthday with her new husband when she is snatched abruptly from her home in California and transported to the antebellum South. Rufus, the white son of a plantation owner, is drowning, and Dana has been summoned to save him. Dana is drawn back repeatedly through time to the slave quarters, and each time the stay grows longer, more arduous, and more dangerous until it is uncertain whether or not Dana’s life will end, long before it has a chance to begin. ~ Amazon

NSBE 2017 Book Signing

We also would like to thank “Half the Sky” co-author Ms. WuDunn who stayed afterwards to sign her book for all students, faculty and staff.
Pictures from the event can be found here.