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Virtual book discussion of "Parable of the Sower" by Octavia E. Butler

Updated: Feb 26

Wednesday, April 24, 2024, 7-9pm EDT (UTC-4)

The Dock C. Bracy Center’s Reading for Understanding monthly book discussions are free and have two requirements: Read the book and make time for the discussion.

Reading for Understanding: Free Monthly Virtual Book Discussions to Promote Reading, Ongoing Learning and Critical Conversations

Facilitated by Roxanne

Bookstore: Afriware Books, Co, Maywood, Illinois,

Journey into the visionary world of Octavia E. Butler's "Parable of the Sower" in our upcoming virtual book discussion. Immerse yourself in this thought-provoking exploration of dystopia, resilience, and the power of visionary fiction.

About the Book

"Parable of the Sower" presents a compelling narrative set in a near-future America grappling with social and environmental collapse. Octavia E. Butler's groundbreaking work challenges readers to reflect on themes of community, faith, and the indomitable human spirit amidst chaos.

Discussion Highlights

  • Analyzing the novel's portrayal of a dystopian future

  • Exploring the protagonist's journey and the development of Earthseed

  • Discussing the relevance of Butler's themes in contemporary society

  • Examining the intersection of science fiction and social commentary

Virtual Platform

The discussion will take place on Zoom, providing a convenient and inclusive space for participants to share their perspectives and engage in meaningful dialogue. Registered participants will login to their Eventbrite account to access this virtual event via the event page.


Roxanne will guide the discussion, encouraging participants to share their thoughts, interpretations, and questions, fostering a vibrant exchange of ideas.


To participate in this insightful book discussion, please register by Registration is free and by donation, and all are welcome to join this enriching conversation.

Support black-owned bookstores

Where and how you choose to spend money has power. Shop Afriware Books, Co, Maywood, Illinois, or visit African American Literature Book Club, to find a black-owned bookstore in your area.


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