Title

(Dis)placed bodies: revisiting sites of slavery in Octavia Butler’s kindred

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Article

Publication details

Milatovic, M 2014, '(Dis)placed bodies: revisiting sites of slavery in Octavia Butler’s kindred', The South Carolina Review: Special Issue: Locating African American Literature, vol. 46, no. 2, pp. 115-125.

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Abstract

ABSTRACT An essay on the novel on antebellum slavery "Kindred," by Octavia Butler, and Octavia's visit to sites of slavery in Talbot County, Maryland and Mount Vernon, Virginia, the estate of the first U.S. president, the late George Washington, is presented. Topics discussed include post-civil rights period, flourishing of neo-slave narrative writers who revised, extended and challenged slave narrative forms and conventions, and "Kindred" featuring oppression forms whose origin comes from slavery.