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Kindred by Octavia Butler

    Discuss interracial intimacy in this novel.  When are black and white couples legitimate and illegitimate in the novel? How are couples’ intimacy shaped by their community and society? When do these relationships advance racial equality and when do they hinder it? What is the relationship between intimacy and sex, love and sexual drive, affection and proximity?
    These questions are meant to trigger your own thoughts about the novel. They are by no means arguments.