Crystal (flowerings) wrote in ontd_political,
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Ain’t That a Shame
(A story of a book whose main black character gets represented by a white one.)



In the last few weeks as people have started reading the US ARC of Liar they have also started asking why there is such a mismatch between how Micah describes herself and the cover image. Micah is black with nappy hair which she wears natural and short. As you can see that description does not match the US cover.

Many people have been asking me how I feel about the US cover, why I allowed such a cover to appear on a book of mine, and why I haven’t been speaking out about it.

I hate the worldCollapse )

The Author Justine Larbalestier's Blog

I suggest you visit the actual source because there are a lot of links I didn't copy over. I'm a lazy formatter. Hell, I didn't even want to BOLD for the TL;DR crowd. Also, yeah, this is a week old, but this was just brought to my attention. Sorry. :)
Tags: race / racism
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