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Writing Injustice Book Discussion “Parable of the Talents” by Octavia Butler

April 29, 2020 7:00 pm
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Through literature, film, and other media, the Writing Injustice Book Group invites the Guilford community to explore the issues of race and inequality that shape our history and our world.

Conversations will be led and facilitated by Hazel V. Carby, the Charles C. and Dorathea S. Dilley Professor Emeritus of African American Studies and Professor Emeritus of American Studies at Yale University, and Donna Daniels, Ph.D., Cultural Anthropologist and Social Finance executive.

Octavia Butler’s prescient two-part Parable series is about the inequalities, injustices, and persecutions that arise in a world of environmental and ecological catastrophe, political demagoguery and religious fanaticism: our present and imminent future.

talentsParable of the Talents (1998) begins in 2032 and is written from the point of view of Lauren’s daughter. The oppression of women is brutal, servitude and enslavement are common, enabled by high-tech slave collars, and a new Presidential candidate, Andrew Steele Jarret, a Texas senator and religious zealot is running on a platform to “make America great again.”
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