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Triumphant Musical Adaptation Shows the Power of Butler's Parable of the Sower

One of Octavia E. Butler's editors shares how a new opera highlights the prescience and beauty of the late author's dystopian masterpiece.

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  • Photo Credit: Octavia E. Butler's Parable of the Sower on Facebook
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  • Toshi Reagon (left) and Octavia E. Butler’s literary agent, Merrilee Heifetz.

    Photo Credit: Betsy Mitchell
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  • Shayna Small sings the role of Lauren Olamina.

    Photo Credit: Betsy Mitchell