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May 29 , 2017


Appropriating the appropriators

by Guy Pothier
Appropriating the appropriators

Hal Niedzviecki was the former editor of Write, the house organ of the Writers Union of Canada. He sparked a firestorm and lost his job when he defended the right of writers to explore cultures and themes beyond their own background, experience and identity.
That might appear defensible on the grounds of free speech, and in the interests of artistic creativity.

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