Kindred, based on the book by Octavia Butler, illustrated by John Jennings, adapted by Damian Duffy

by - January 03, 2017


Kindred: A Graphic Novel Adaptation
I was not able to put this book down.

I was completely engrossed by this tale of Dana, a modern African-American lady who is unexpectedly whisked into antebellum Maryland. There, Dana meets her ancestors -- the heir to the plantation and a freewoman he has forced into being his slave concubine.

This graphic novel does a magnificent job of portraying the complexity of human beings in evil situations. From the young slave owner who was a kind child but taught to be a monstrous adult, to the slave woman who abuses her fellow slaves to protect her family; people are complicated.

A powerful, emotional read -- highly recommended.

I have not read the novel version of Kindred, so I cannot speak to story's relationship to the original.

I received this book via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.

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