Currently, attempting to write a no mention of race novel set partly in South Africa.
Benetton, perpetuating hideous stereotypes since 1982.
… I don’t want to add indicators in because it re-positions your text as non-global. Into a category. Truly.
And currently I just feel like writing about a bunch of people whose otherness is illness/madness, not race …. and that, as mentioned, weirdly, makes everyone sound white.
The solution is to accept that South Africa is a character in my MS and all else will flow from that. Fuck it. Write about race, properly. Take it back - global people have constructed race. Someone has to start the de-construct ….