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Suggestions for Further Reading

Allison, Dorothy. “The Future of Female: Octavia Butler’s Mother Lode,” in Reading Black, Reading Feminist: A Critical Anthology. Ed. Henry Louis Gates, Jr. New York: Meridian, 1990.

Antczak, Janice. “Octavia Butler: New Designs for a Challenging Future,” in African-American Voices in Young Adult Literature. Metuchen, NJ: The Scarecrow Press, Inc., 1994.

Federmayer, Eva. “Octavia Butler’s Maternal Cyborgs: The Black Female World of the Xenogenesis Trilogy.” Hungarian Journal of English and American Studies 6.1 (2000).

Gates, Henry Louis Jr., ed. “Octavia Butler.” The Norton Anthology of African-American Literature, 2nd ed. New York: W. W. Norton and Co., 2004.

Geyh, Paula, Fred G. Leebron, and Andrew Levy. “Octavia Butler,” in Postmodern American Fiction: A Norton Anthology. New York: W. W. Norton and Co., 1998.

Haraway, Donna. Simians, Cyborgs and Women: The Reinvention of Nature. New York: Routledge, 1991.

McCaffery, Larry. Across the Wounded Galaxies: Interviews with Contemporary American Science Fiction Writers. University of Illinois Press, 1990.

Reed, Brian K. “Behold the Woman: The Imaginary Wife in Octavia Butler’s Kindred.” CLA Journal 47.1 (2003).

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by Rohan42, March 18, 2014

Nigel is the son of Carrie and Luke, but it says Carrie is Nigel's wife. Not sure about that.


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Lets get this straight

by shamiquil, September 18, 2014

Carries and nigel are married and their babies name is jude luke is nigels father duhhhhh

Luke, Carrie, Nigel, and Sarah

by linoreah, November 04, 2015

Some of the information here is not correct. Sarah is Carrie's mother and Luke is Nigel's father. Carrie and Nigel get married partway through the book.

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