Octavia E Butler

Celebrating Octavia E. Butler

By Riziki Millanzi In 1995, Octavia E Butler became the first Science-Fiction writer to receive a MacArthur Fellowship, unofficially nicknamed in America the ‘Genius Grant’. During her life, she won not only one or two, but multiple Hugo and Nebula awards. Butler’s writing has paved the way for Black women writers. From Nnedi Okorafor who was told to ‘stay away …