Monthly Archives: February 2015

Intersectional Prejudice in Publishing

intersectionality by All Booked Up

Years ago, I was chatting with my mother’s best friend. Tired of being a working class black woman in the middle class white male profession of solicitor (read: lawyer), she uttered, “What could be worse?”

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Monthly Round-Up: January 2015

2015

Here’s what I posted in January, sorry it’s late:

Year in Review

OPINIONS

REVIEWS

Savvy Auntie: The Ultimate Guide for Cool Aunts, Great-Aunts, Godmothers, and All Women Who Love Kids by Melanie Notkin
★★☆☆☆

The History of Mary Prince: A West Indian Slave by Mary Prince
★★★★★

The Sleeper and the Spindle by Neil Gaiman
★★★☆☆

Memento Mori by Jonathan Nolan
★★★☆☆

Le Duc de L’Omelette by Edgar Allan Poe
★☆☆☆☆

Project Shakespeare: The RSC William Shakespeare Complete Works

The Tragedy of Hamlet, Prince of Denmark by William Shakespeare, and David Tennant on playing him
★★☆☆☆

Bad Feminist by Roxane Gay
★★★★★

Hansel & Gretel by Neil Gaiman
★★★★☆

CHALLENGES

Thank you for reading!

Is sci-fi one of the few genres to accept non-white characters as heroes?

Dorian Almost Human Michael Ealy

Dorian, Almost Human

Sci-fi is one of the few areas in which non-white characters can be main characters in a narrative not focused on slavery, the civil rights movement, tropes like Ethnic Menial Labour, Apron Matron, Mammy and Whoopi Epiphany Speech, or some other form of racist commentary. Exceptions include those films and TV shows with entirely non-white casts.

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