Diversity in fiction

“I wrote exactly the kinds of stories I was reading. All my characters were white and blue-eyed. They played in the snow. They ate apples. And they talked a lot about the weather, how lovely it was that the sun had come out.”

Click here for a fascinating TED talk by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie on the need for diversity in fiction.

I didn’t know what ginger beer was, either…

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