27. On Cultural Appropriation
Anne Hillerman, Jovan Mays, Saikat Majumdar, Stephen Graham Jones, and Yassmin Abdel-Magied in conversation with Laird Hunt
Can writers and artists become whomsoever they want to be? Or are they morally bound to write about where they belong and what they know, understand and can substantiate? Is the rooted imagination truer than the borrowed one? The values of empathy can outweigh identity thefts and exotic stereotyping. A crucial session that debates who holds the copyright on authenticity across geographies and cultural landscapes.