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 …

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Representing social concerns in a modern thriller: Darling by Rachel Edwards

by Joanne Norris Throughout history, literature has been an important vessel not just for entertainment, but as a way of experiencing the world. Whether it’s contemplating complex emotions and relationships or responding to current events, literature helps us see. It reflects the world back, giving us insight into experiences different to our own; experiences that have the power to dramatically …