Analysis of racism depicted in Octavia E. Butler’s Kindred novel


  • Sherina Ananda Priyadi Universitas Gunadarma
  • Taufiq Effendi Universitas Gunadarma



racism, slavery, people of color


Background: This research analyzes forms of racism experienced by Edana Franklin in the novel entitled Kindred by Octavia E. Butler.

Purpose: The intent of the research is to discover the forms of racism encountered by Edana Franklin, as the main character of the novel.

Design and methods: The method that is used is descriptive qualitative method. The source data is Edana Franklin’s experiences of slavery/racism conduct in the novel written by Octavia E. Butler. The researcher uses Henry and Tator forms of racism theory, secluded by four forms which are: Internalized Racism, Interpersonal Racism, Institutional Racism, and Structural Racism to define the racism depicted in the novel “Kindred”.

Results: After analyzing Kindred, the researcher found an amount of forms of racism. The first one is Internalized Racism five (5) data, Interpersonal Racism twenty-three (23) data, Institutional Racism six (6) data, Structural Racism twenty (20) data. Resulting to the total of fifty-four (54) data in total.


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How to Cite

Priyadi, S. A., & Effendi, T. (2022). Analysis of racism depicted in Octavia E. Butler’s Kindred novel. LADU: Journal of Languages and Education, 2(2), 47–52.