Ailments of Difference in Octavia Butler’s “The Evening and the Morning and the Night”
Isiah Lavender, III, in “Digging Deep: Ailments of Difference in Octavia Butler’s ‘The Evening and the Morning and the Night,’” demonstrates how Butler’s critically neglected story is a race story, with disease functioning as a race metaphor, and that those suffering from the fictional genetic illness Duryea-Gode Disease (DGD) are in fact victims of cultural racism, figurative blackness, and racial othering.
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