Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Black History Month STYLIN': Octavia E. Butler

DAY 11: Octavia E. Butler


Octavia E. Butler - Activist, Author
Born: June 22nd, 1947
Died: February 24th, 2006


Octavia E. Butler was a Science Fiction writer who used her work to speak on the struggles of the African-American people. She helped changed the genre of Science Fiction when she decided to focus on race and Black spiritualism. In 1995, Butler became the first Sci-Fi author to win a MacArthur Foundation "Genius Grant".


Other Butler Facts
  • Octavia E. Butler suffered from dyslexia.
  • Butler had 15 novels published. 





"People have a right to call themselves whatever they like."
Octavia E. Butler


For more on Octavia E. Butler check out biography.com.


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