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Octavia's Blood & Brood: The Roots. Wounds. Words. 2021 Book Club


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Octavia's Blood & Brood is the Roots. Wounds. Words. 2021 Book Club. Our goal is to gift BIPOC storytellers & readers with a community wherein we can learn, discuss & celebrate the words of Mama Butler, and the writers she inspired.

Produced by Roots. Wounds. Words., Octavia’s Blood & Brood amplifies the genius of Octavia Estelle Butler, an African American science fiction pioneer, multiple-time Hugo and Nebula awards recipient, and the first science-fiction writer to receive a MacArthur Fellowship. Her books blend science fiction and African American spiritualism. Her literary legacy includes Patternmaster (1976), Kindred (1979), Parable of the Sower (1993), Parable of the Talents (1998), Fledgling (2005), and many more. She continued to write and publish until her death on February 24, 2006. Mama Butler’s books have inspired many of today's science and speculative fiction writers, including N.K. Jemisin, Tananarive Due, and Nnedi Okorafor.

Each month, storytellers from near and far join Roots. Wounds. Words. for an online discussion about Mama Butler’s literary legacy, or a work inspired by her offerings to our world. The Octavia’s Blood & Brood book Club is led by Roots. Wounds. Words. alums and leadership team members.

Check out the next installment of the monthly Octavia’s Blood & Brood Book Club.


  • Saturday, January 30, 2021

    Fledgling (Octavia E. Butler)

  • Saturday, February 27, 2021

    My Soul to Keep (Tananarive Due)

  • Saturday, March 27, 2021

    Dawn (Octavia E. Butler)

  • Saturday, April 24, 2021

    Wild Seed (Octavia E. Butler)

  • Saturday, May 22, 2021

    Who Fears Death (Nnedi Okorafor)

  • Saturday, June 26, 2021

    Parable of the Sower (Octavia E. Butler)

  • Saturday, July 31, 2021

    Parable of the Talents (Octavia E. Butler)

  • Saturday, August 28, 2021

    Kindred (Octavia E. Butler)

  • Saturday, September 25, 2021

    Bloodchild and Other Stories (Octavia E. Butler)

  • Saturday, October 30, 2021

    How Long ‘Til Black Future Month (N.K. Jemisin)

  • Saturday, November 27, 2021

    Unexpected Stories (Octavia E. Butler)

  • December

    To be determined

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