It’s not where you’ve been

Hari Kunzru said it best: ‘I reserve the right to imagine anyone and anything I damn well please. If I want to write about Jewish people, or paedophiles or Patagonians or witches in 12th-century Finland, then I will do so, despite being ‘authentically’ none of these things … My work may convince or it may not. However, I will not accept that I have any a priori responsibility to anyone – white, black or brown, let alone any ‘community’ – to represent them in any particular way.’

It’s not what you know.

It’s what you imagine.

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