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Writing the Canon of Now

“Our stories are like a glittering, infinitely faceted gem.”

Midnight’s ChildrenInterpreter of Maladies and The God of Small Things youthis tired

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s not just that the stories included arent ever about people like me. Its that when people like me do show up, we are footnotes, one-dimensional bit players, only there to embellish the real story. The canon lives in and around and all over me.”

The Sleepwalker’s Guide to Dancing

s what I think about when I sit down to write. I think, ‘Lets make the canon of now.’”

Catcher in the RyeJane Eyre.Wide Sargasso SeaAutobiography of Malcolm X.

White Teeth.

White Teeth

In the Country, “In the Country for

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