June 4, 2023


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Colour blind: Junot Díaz, Daljit Nagra condemn creative writing courses for ‘unbearable too-whiteness’

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Pulitzer-prize winning author’s comments that ‘the default position of reading and writing … was white, straight and male’ are backed by writers including Aminatta Forna and Daljit Nagra: The Guardian

Pulitzer prize winner Junot Díaz’s blistering attack on the “unbearable too-whiteness” of creative writing courses in the US has been echoed by experts in the UK, with author and professor Aminatta Forna pointing to a “backlash” as the “centre in literature begins to shift away from the Anglo-American writer towards writers with different backgrounds”.

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