006: Parable of the Sower vs 1984

We got a little wordy in this one! Find out why we chose to skip 1984 in lieu of the late, great Octavia Butler. 

Featuring

Two Book Minimum:

The Cutting Season by Attica Locke

Bestiary (Poems) by Donika Kelly

I Contain Multitudes by Ed Yong

Some of My Best Friends are Black by Tanner Colby

 

 

She Said / She Said:

Parable of the Sower by Octavia Butler

When unattended environmental and economic crises lead to social chaos, not even gated communities are safe. In a night of fire and death Lauren Olamina, a minister’s young daughter, loses her family and home and ventures out into the unprotected American landscape. But what begins as a flight for survival soon leads to something much more: a startling vision of human destiny… and the birth of a new faith.

Why not read 1984?

“Parable Of The Sower – Not 1984 – Is The Dystopia For Our Age”
by Nnedi Okorafor on www.modernghana.com

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A little piece of Poetry:

Polli read Tarantulas on the Lifebuoy by Thomas Lux, which was share by Poet Laureate of Kansas Eric McHenry


 

This episode was produced by Nick Carswell at AudioReader.

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