We got a little wordy in this one! Find out why we chose to skip 1984 in lieu of the late, great Octavia Butler.
Two Book Minimum:
The Cutting Season by Attica Locke, opens a new window
Bestiary (Poems) by Donika Kelly
I Contain Multitudes by Ed Yong
Some of My Best Friends are Black, opens a new window by Tanner Colby, opens a new window
She Said / She Said:
Parable of the Sower, opens a new window 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”, opens a new window
by Nnedi Okorafor on www.modernghana.com, opens a new window
A little piece of Poetry:
Polli read Tarantulas on the Lifebuoy by Thomas Lux, opens a new window, which was share by Poet Laureate of Kansas Eric McHenry, opens a new window
This episode was produced by Nick Carswell at AudioReader, opens a new window.
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