Prof. Ayana Jamieson: 30 years after Octavia E. Butler’s ‘Parable of the Sower’ (Sierra Magazine)

Ayana Jamieson, assistant professor of Ethnic Studies specializing in African American Studies, analyzes the overlap of real-world climate change and its depictions in the fictional narratives of sci-fi author Octavia E. Butler, who is credited as the mother of the Afrofuturism genre. Jamieson is the founder of the Octavia E. Butler Legacy Network.  

This article was originally published by Sierra Magazine on Feb. 22, 2023.