Kindred is a timeless novel authored by Ocatvia E. Butler. Kindred embodies many genres including: Science Fiction, Historical Fiction, Psychological Fiction, as well as American Literature. This story chronicles the journey of a young African American writer who has to save an ancestor, in order to assure her own existence. Many topics are covered in this novel including, but not limited to:history, xenophobia, mysticism, forgiveness, understanding, love, and most importantly, family. Butler presents a riveting tale that will keep the reader in suspense.