Humanity, a Mirror in Octavia E. Butler's Dawn
As part of my MFA, I have to complete twelve close readings. This is number three. For this reading, I chose to write about Octavia E. Butler's Dawn, the first book in her Xenogenesis Trilogy. If you haven't read Dawn yet but you are planning to, this essay may contain some spoilers that you might otherwise wish to avoid. Just an alert!
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