Decolonise, not Diversify

by Kavita Bhanot Since the recent failure of World Book Night to include any writers of colour in its 2015 list, there has been a fresh bout of conversation about the need for more ‘diversity’ in the literature that is published and awarded in Britain, as well as amongst those working in publishing. Alongside a… Read More

FROM THE ARCHIVES: “You can’t do that! Stories have to be about White people”

  Although Media Diversified is on a site break for the month of August while we develop exciting new projects, we still want to continue delivering challenging, insightful content to our readers — so we’ll be going into the archives to bring back some of our most-read articles. Darren Chetty’s “You Can’t Do That! Stories Have… Read More

“You can’t do that! Stories have to be about White people”

Young Writers of Colour by Darren Chetty I’ve spent almost two decades teaching in English primary schools, which serve multiracial, multicultural, multifaith communities. I want to explore two things I have noticed. 1)    Almost without exception, whenever children are asked to write a story in school, children of colour will write a story featuring white… Read More