Wild Seed: Chapter 1
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We meet Anyanwu. And we meet Doro. We learn of their abilities, their longevity, their strengths and their danger. They feel each other out, appraising, assessing. Wary, compromising. It begins. Toshi and adrienne break down the rich text of Octavia E. Butler’s Wild Seed. And as always, offer questions for you and your people to consider. Follow us on twitter at @oparables, and support us on Patreon at Octavia’s Parables. Visit our website at readingoctavia.com for transcripts and more.
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