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Kindred

by Octavia E. Butler

Other authors: Robert Crossley (Introduction)

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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 transported to the antebellum South. Rufus, the white son of a plantation owner, is drowning, and Dana has been summoned across the years to save him. After this first summons, Dana is drawn back, again and again, to the plantation to protect Rufus and ensure that he will grow to manhood and father the daughter who will become Dana's ancestor. Yet each time Dana's sojourns become longer and more dangerous, until it is uncertain whether or not her life will end, long before it has even begun.… (more)
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Dieses Buch schildert auf sehr ungewöhnliche Weise das Leben von Sklaven in den Südstaaten der USA, indem es eine Protagonistin, deren Vorfahren Sklaven waren, mehrfach unfreiwillig aus ihrem Leben in den 1970ern in der Zeit in die Zeit vor dem Bürgerkrieg zurückreisen lässt. Dabei erfährt sie mehr über ihre Familiengeschichte und ist gezwungen, mehr als einmal das Leben des weißen Sohnes eines Plantagenbesitzers zu retten, damit er zu einem ihrer Vorfahren werden kann. Es gelingt ihr sowohl, die schwierigen und komplexen Beziehungen zwischen Sklaven und und ihren Besitzern darzustellen, als auch (für mich) glaubwürdig die Gefühlswelt einer jungen schwarzen Frau aus dem zwanzigsten Jahrhundert zu beschreiben, die in diese Zeit gezwungen wird. Besonders schwierig wird es, als ihr weißer Lebensgefährte versehentlich auf eine dieser Zeitreisen mitgezogen wird - und dort natürlich für ihren Herrn und Besitzer gehalten wird. Der Aufenthalt in dieser Zeit geht an ihm ebenfalls nicht spurlos vorbei.

Eine interessante Herangehensweise an ein schwieriges Thema, das mich von dieser Autorin, von der ich schon länger etwas lesen wollte, sofort überzeugen konnte. Dem Buch werden sicher weitere folgen - zum Glück hat sie ein umfangreiches Werk hinterlassen. ( )
  Ellemir | May 25, 2022 |
This was as brilliant as I thought it would be. I cared so much about some of these characters. And I hated other characters with every fiber of my being. I honestly thought going into this I would be reading a southern Gothic type story with some sci-fi thrown in with time travel. What I actually read was a haunting historical fiction about slavery and relationships between slaves and their masters. Not the good relationships and the bad, but the bad and the fucking devastating.

This one will definitely be sticking with me. Everyone should read it, everyone. ( )
  Halestormer78 | May 15, 2022 |
A Kindle ebook I got for less than $1 about slavery, but using time travel as a plot device.

Yeah, it's ridiculous. Not as bad as it could have been, but not as powerful as it wanted to be.
  brutalstirfry | May 6, 2022 |
Mögnuð frásögn eftir Butler þar sem ung svört kona dregst aftur til fortíðar til suðurríkja Bandaríkjanna á tímum þrælahaldsins. Fljótlega verður henni ljóst að hún neyðist til að flakka stöðugt og óvænt til fortíðarinnar til að vernda forfeður sína við skaða sem er ekki auðvelt ekki síst þar sem hún er á þessum tíma réttindalaus þræll.
Þetta er sterk og áhrifamikil frásögn um ánauð þræla en líka hve sjónarhorn hvítra var sögulega og menningarlega skorðað. ( )
  SkuliSael | Apr 28, 2022 |
I absolutely loved this book!! Science fiction/ Time travel/ Historical fiction novel. Dana keeps getting draged to the past to ensure a family member’s life. ( )
  sharon2022 | Apr 17, 2022 |
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Crossley, RobertIntroductionsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Adébáyò, AyòbámiForewordsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Gyan, DeborahCover artistsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Leon, JanaCover artistsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
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Ross, RachelCover artistsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
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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 transported to the antebellum South. Rufus, the white son of a plantation owner, is drowning, and Dana has been summoned across the years to save him. After this first summons, Dana is drawn back, again and again, to the plantation to protect Rufus and ensure that he will grow to manhood and father the daughter who will become Dana's ancestor. Yet each time Dana's sojourns become longer and more dangerous, until it is uncertain whether or not her life will end, long before it has even begun.

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A young African-American woman is mysteriously transferred back in time leading to an irresistible curiosity about her family's past.
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