I walked out of the Brisbane Writers Festival Keynote Address. This is why.
Yassmin Abdel-Magied
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I do not think cultural appropriation makes any sense as a term itself. Culture has always been based on appropriation — the artist is a collector. Insisting on this is de-evolving a worldlized (the invention is intended) world. Working with literature this should be obvious: the first word was original, the second was already an answer to it. Não há ex nihilo e se houver não é deste mundo.