I work in publishing, a world carved out by the white upper class. A world that, for the most part, inadvertently continues to pave the way for white middle to upper class writers. I’m a black twenty four year old woman from a working class background. I’m increasingly aware of this, especially at a time when slavery is being thrust into people’s faces, with Solomon Northup’s Twelve Years A Slave being one of the works prompting some awareness of a system that people are keen to forget happened in the not too distant past. Read more…
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