Earthsea in Clorox by Ursula K. Le Guin: “As an anthropologist’s daughter I am intensely conscious of the risk of cultural or ethnic imperialism — white writer speaking for nonwhite people, co-opting their voice, an act of extreme arrogance…. Ged isn’t a petulant white kid.

It’s like casting Eminem as Jim in Huckleberry Finn.”

The amazingly-still-alive Ursula Le Guin comments on the celluloid massacre of her books. Grill’s reading list assignment; The Dispossessed, again showing off Le Guin’s deliberate colour-blindness and liberal internationalism.

Argue with me