ART literary | Notes to Self…Inspiration by Octavia Butler

Octavia Butler’s Notes to Self

…Butler reveals in an interview with The New York Times

When I began writing science fiction, when I began reading, heck, I wasn’t in any of this stuff I read. The only black people you found were occasional characters or characters who were so feeble-witted that they couldn’t manage anything, anyway. I wrote myself in, since I’m me and I’m here and I’m writing.

Learn more about the life and work of Octavia E. Butler (1947–2006) here.

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