The Quick Center. Fairfield University. Afrofuturism. The Parable of The Sower. Octavia Butler. PARABLE FOR THE PEOPLE by Jahmane. T he world as we know it is changing drastically and advancements in technology and social media render these changes vivid, unfolding right in front of our eyes. The willingness of humankind to recognize and properly address the negative effects of climate change, economic strife, resource shortages, and a host of life threatening global issues will determine our ability to survive as a species.  .