“She wanted people to be curious and take action in their lives. Not be sheep. To find the ways we can work together in crisis.”
Sasha Ann Panaram
Sasha Ann Panaram is an assistant professor of English at Fordham University, where she specializes in African American and Caribbean literature and culture, with a particular interest in women’s and gender studies and slavery studies. Her research has been published in the Black Scholar. Other public-facing scholarship and interviews have appeared in Black Perspectives, the Los Angeles Review of Books, Hyperallergic, the Brooklyn Rail, and Left of Black.
The World Continues to Need Octavia E. Butler
Pandemics, racist violence, climate change, democratic collapse: it’s finally clear that it’s Butler’s world. We’re just living in it.