Remembering Our Founding Vice President and Friend–Conseula Francis


The Octavia E. Butler Literary Society mourns the passing of our vice president, founding member, colleague, and friend, Conseula Francis. Conseula was an energetic and hospitable person whose work on Butler shaped her own life and the lives of those she touched. Without her, we would not have one of the most significant volumes of Butler scholarship, Conversations with Octavia E. Butler (2009). Conseula’s hard work gives us all the opportunity to read Butler’s thoughts on writing, history, race, class, and other important themes in her own words. Above all else, Conseula was a warm and generous person, someone who cared deeply about others and who was always willing to give of her time and of herself. She is remembered by her colleagues at the College of Charleston in this story from Monday, May 9, 2016.

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