lime_vox (lime_vox) wrote in ohnotheydidnt,

White author writes about the Mexican experience, in 'American Dirt'

White Author Jeanine Cummins writes about the Mexican experience in her latest book 'American Dirt'.

- She received a 7 figure book deal for this
- Spoke of the migrants at the Mexican border being portrayed as a 'faceless brown mass', which she said she 'wanted to give these people a face'.
- Promotes that she married an undocumented immigrant. Her husband is Irish.

A few authors of colour are rightfully not happy about it.

Amazing review below outlining the bullshittery that is Dirt.

Even though Cummins wrote in 2015 New York Times: “I don’t want to write about race. What I mean is, I really don’t want to write about race…I am white… I’ll never know the impotent rage of being profiled or encounter institutionalized hurdles to success because of my skin or hair or name.”

Authors weigh in.

Celeste Ng

Porochista Khakpour

Alex Sayf Cummings

David Bowles

this damn book is sitting at 4.56 on goodreads and all the reviews are yts praising this as an eye opening piece of literature. i can't.

Source: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5
Tags: books / authors, not today satan, who asked for this
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