Can a writer write about anything they want?
If a white writer wants to set a story in Africa, and have it be about the people who live there, is that okay? Is that considered cultural appropriation?
Or is cultural appropriation defined as "making profit" out of the experience of another culture?
Is it right to tell people what is okay and what is not when it comes to the creative process?
Is cultural appropriation the fault of the "off-brand" writer? Or is it the sales machinery behind his or her work that crosses the line?
Our new format will be sent to independent bookstores and be available online. Your article will be featured along with three other writers of poetry and fiction in our upcoming November/December issue.
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