The novel focuses on interracial sex
rather than miscegenation as such.
If the minute the censorship laws ban scenes of interracial sex
(as the Censorship Board did in South Africa), the writer responds by writing scenes of interracial sex
, the state is still, in a significant sense, dictating what the writer is doing.
Harris, "From Abolitionist Amalgamators to "Rulers of the Five Points": The Discourse of Interracial Sex
and Reform in Antebellum New York City," in Hodes ed.
The two people find an isolated spot, she pulls him on top of her, arid as we prepare to witness interracial sex
, three angry white men break in and assault the black man.
Her exoticism marked a cultural boundary that was subject to constant renegotiation in the 1950s--a boundary between unacceptable interracial sex
and acceptable interracial violence.
For them, racial classification was a means to the end of garnering public recognition for their experience and destigmatizing interracial sex
, families, and hybrid racial identities.
The diagnosis was similar in the three cities; for example in New York, they described a "good white girl" forced into interracial sex
, and flamed fears that the women were breeding a mulatto race.
Williams is to listen to his wise, wry takes on a number of topics, in much the same narrative voice as in his excellent nonfiction book Flashbacks, where he confronts issues of interracial sex
, prejudice, bias in the media, South Africa, Israel, the black middle class, the black family and blacks in Europe.
The taboo against interracial sex
- officially expressed in the Immorality Act of 1927 and its amendment in 1950(1) - has roused the fictional imagination of a range of South African writers.