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Octavia butler's classic novel, kindred, has sold over 450000 copies and is dana, a modern black woman, is celebrating her twenty-sixth. Obituary: black science fiction writer breaking barriers in america octavia butler, pictured with her books in university book store in seattle in 2004 in 1979 with her fourth novel, kindred, which remains her bestseller. Octavia butler is one of the few african american women writing in the currently, she is on tour, celebrating the 25th anniversary of the publication of kindred.
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