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Kindred - Octavia E. Butler

This books was great! It follows a black woman in the 1970s who goes back in time to when slavery was accepted, to save a white child who turns out to be her ancestor. As the boy grows up, she continues to travel back and save him every time his life is in danger, and stays for longer and longer periods, only returning to her time when her own life is in danger. 

Its horrifying to witness what its like for a person born and raised in modern times to go back and have to experience what it was like to have no rights, no respect and be treated worse than animals. I was impressed with the imagination and writing in this novel and will be seeking out more by this author.