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.

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About GriddleOctopus

There are few harder things in life than introducing yourself, especially in print where mellifluous nuance can turn to indulgent wankery. So. I am definitely a 'writer'. You could also call me an 'artist'. I could probably put the words 'designer' and 'consultant' here too, but they feel crass.