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Damian Duffy and John Jennings at the ICA

  • Institute of Contemporary Art Boston 25 Harbor Shore Drive Boston, MA 02210 United States (map)
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The authors of Kindred: A Graphic Novel Adaptation (our 2017 pick for ICA Reads) join us for a timely, thought-provoking conversation about their work—and influential author Octavia Butler’s lasting relevance. Book signing to follow.

More than 35 years after Kindred’s release, the powerful story continues to draw in new readers with its unforgettable strong female protagonist, Dana, and her deep exploration of the violence and loss of humanity caused by slavery in the United States, and its complex and lasting impact on the present day. A unique introduction for those unfamiliar with Butler’s masterful work, the graphic novel powerfully renders her mysterious and moving story, spanning racial and gender divides in the antebellum South through the 20th century.