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  • Kindred

    A Good Morning America 2021 Top Summer Read PickThe 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.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 ... Read more

    $9.99 USD

  • Four Tragedies and Octavia

    by Seneca ...
    Translated by E. Watling ...
    Based on the legends used in Greek drama, Seneca's plays are notable for the exuberant ruthlessness with which disastrous events are foretold and then pursued to their tragic and often bloodthirsty ends. Thyestes depicts the menace of an ancestral curse hanging over two feuding brothers, while Phaedra portrays a woman tormented by fatal passion for her stepson. In The Trojan Women, the widowed ... Read more

    $11.19 USD

  • Audiobook

    Parable of the Talents

    Audiobook 2 - Earthseed


    15 hours 28 min

    Best-selling author Octavia E. Butler's acclaimed novels have won numerous awards, and she is a recipient of a "genius" grant from the MacArthur Foundation. Parable of the Talents was selected as one of the best books of the year by Publishers Weekly. Environmental devastation and economic chaos have turned America into a land of horrifying depravity. Assault, theft, sexual abuse, slavery, and ... Read more

    $24.99 USD or free with audiobook trial

  • God Help Me

    In an "Intended Benefits" Kind of Way - P.O.E.T.R.Y. {Power of Evidence to Reach You}

    TAKEN FROM THE 'SPECIAL DEDICATION' EXCERPT, page 10 Holy Spirit Led: Sunday Morning, 10/31/04"Yes, God is always present. Omnipresent, yes, He is...Even on this day, He was busy.On this day, He didn't allow me to sleep but chose to use me as a vessel instead.What you are about to read, is a blessing from Him, and is an indication of what happens when we allow Him to lead.Self plays "no part" in ... Read more

    $3.99 USD

  • Audiobook


    Narrated by Kim Staunton ...


    10 hours 54 min

    The first science fiction written by a Black woman, Kindred has become a cornerstone of Black American literature. This combination of slave memoir, fantasy, and historical fiction is a novel of rich literary complexity. Having just celebrated her 26th birthday in 1976 California, Dana, an African-American woman, is suddenly and inexplicably wrenched through time into antebellum Maryland. After ... Read more

    $24.99 USD or free with audiobook trial

  • The Role of Nature in the Works of Octavia Butler

    Examination Thesis from the year 2008 in the subject American Studies - Literature, grade: 1,3, University of Dortmund, 67 entries in the bibliography, language: English, abstract: The science fiction (SF) writer Octavia Estelle Butler (1947-2006) was a pioneer in many ways. She won several Hugo and Nebula awards and was critically acclaimed as the most successful and most gifted female African ... Read more

    $30.19 USD

  • Take Her Man

    by Grace Octavia ...
    New York City "It Girl" Troy Smith thought she'd have her ring by spring. But there's been a change in plans. . .Troy is a beautiful, successful black woman who's convinced her boyfriend, Dr. Julian James, is the man of her dreams--until he says he wants a break. Brokenhearted and confused, Troy knows there's only one thing to do: get her girls to throw her an official 3T Break Up Party! ... Read more

    $10.49 USD

  • Audiobook

    Parable of the Sower

    Narrated by Lynne Thigpen ...
    Audiobook 1 - Earthseed


    12 hours 2 min

    Hugo and Nebula Award-winning author Octavia E. Butler paints a stunning portrait of an all-too-believable near future. As with Kindred and her other critically-acclaimed novels, Parable of the Sower skillfully combines startling visionary and socially realistic concepts. God is change. That is the central truth of the Earthseed movement, whose unlikely prophet is 18-year-old Lauren Olamina. The ... Read more

    $24.99 USD or free with audiobook trial

  • Please Send Me Someone to Love

    Nelly Watts, writer for The Great Society Magazine had no idea what fate had in store for her when she accepted the job in Washington, DC. She was definitely looking forward to the opportunity to meet Alana Charleston, and a weekend in DC wasn't such a bad deal to boot. Ms. Charleston was a member of Washington, DC's elite, and Nelly couldn't wait to meet her. But Nelly never knew the secrets that ... Read more

    $8.69 USD

  • Audiobook

    Octavia Boone's Big Questions About Life, the Universe, and Everything

    by Rebecca Rupp ...
    Narrated by Ellen Grafton ...


    3 hours 22 min

    Octavia's best friend, Andrew, wants to know why time runs forward instead of backward, or if it's possible to talk to an alien jellyfish. Octavia has much bigger questions on her mind:Why do bad things happen, like Hurricane Katrina and 9/11?What is the meaning of life?Is there a God?Octavia's father is convinced that art and Henry David Thoreau hold the key to life. Her mother, Ray, though, has ... Read more

    $14.99 USD or free with audiobook trial

  • Changing Bodies in the Fiction of Octavia Butler

    Slaves, Aliens, and Vampires

    Changing Bodies in the Fiction of Octavia Butler: Slaves, Aliens, and Vampires is a timely text that critically situates Butler's fiction in several fields of study including American, African-American, gender, and science fiction studies. This book attempts to avoid excluding as many readers as possible by evading esoteric jargon while still engaging the interdisciplinary discourses that respond ... Read more

    $43.69 USD

  • Octavia

    a light-hearted, hilarious and gorgeous novel from the inimitable multimillion-copy bestselling Jilly Cooper

    As soon as Octavia caught a glimpse of Jeremy in the nightclub, she knew she just had to have him. It didn't matter that he'd just got engaged to an old school friend of hers, plump, good natured Gussie; he was looking at Octavia in the way that suggested bed rather than breakfast, and she was weak at the knees... But Octavia was used to men falling in love with her at a moment's notice - it ... Read more

    $10.49 USD