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White Authors, Black Subjects

https://www.theatlantic.com/magazine/archive/2022/07/geraldine-brooks-horse-book-review/638449/


Many of us are fans of Geraldine Brooks, author of, among other things, People of the Book and March. Her latest book is Horse, which centers on the role of black slaves in the horse racing industry in the South. Can a white author convey a narrative of the black slavery experience? The attached Atlantic article has an opinion. I think we should read this book with a questioning mind. There is much to learn, but many voices to teach.


Chris Graesser


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