Some people seem to think that BAME writers, coloured folk, are all in some clique, saluting our saviour Zadie Smith, sipping coconut water and sharing jerk chicken sauce recipes. That is not true. And neither is it true that BAME writers write with BAME readerships in mind. It also isn’t true that all our books solely contain stories for each other, about each other, and about our roots, like travel diaries, tales that will only interest other homesick BAME people. I call bullshit on all of that.

– Salena Godden, “Shade,” The Good Immigrant (2016)


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