The Prophetic Visions of Octavia E. Butler

February 22, 2021

At NPR, Ramtin Arablouei reflects on the the urgency of Octavia Butler‘s novels and why her work calls on us to use our greatest power: to change. “As we celebrate Black History Month, we should also remember her as a prophetic visionary like so many before her,” Arablouei writes. “She imagined worlds like the one we are living in, but encouraged each of us to dream our own dreams and to respond to the fear of uncertainty with creativity and bravery. As the Earthseed maxim tells us, ‘All that you touch, You Change …'”

is a writer and illustrator. She is the author of two illustrated books, Last Night's Reading (Penguin Books, 2015) and Sanpaku (Archaia 2018).

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