Wild Seed

Wild Seed by Octavia E. Butler is the story of two immortal beings: Doro & Anyanwu. Doro is an entity who changes bodies like clothes, killing his hosts by reflex—or design. He fears no one—until he meets Anyanwu. 

Anyanwu is a shapeshifter who can absorb bullets and heal with a kiss… and savage anyone who threatens those she loves. She fears no one—until she meets Doro. From African jungles to the colonies of America, Doro and Anyanwu weave together a pattern of destiny that not even immortals can imagine.

This extraordinary novel is the featured book for MHC’s 2022 Readers Retreat.

An epic story

crossing continents and centuries.

Themes this
book addresses

  • Gender
  • Race
  • Power
  • Freedom
  • Ethics
  • Community
  • African diaspora

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