…xactly did the Steppe warriors wear or what sort of fishing equipment was used in the 14th Century. If I write about the Great Dragon Emperor and I have him eat what is basically my grandmother’s cooking, that is indeed an anachronism but it is not an error. I did it on purpose because my grandmother’s cooking is just that awesome. I did it to canonise her.
I say this because I know I respond that way. I worry about my “authenticity” almost constantly. I worry about writing it wrong, about myself being too “westernised” and thus disqualified from writing. I worry that my own writing would be tinged by that fundamental “whiteness” of viewpoint.
…thout a jot research. I want them to not have to worry about historical accuracy or authenticity. I want authors of colour to dream wild and weird and write themselves into these stories without needing to look up what the flooring was like in the Tang Dynasty because that is the sort of thing I would nitpick in something written by a white writer out of frustration.
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