“Children, I said to her. For the first little while, they not exactly human, you don't find?”
Nalo Hopkinson

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Interesting Mosaic interview of author Andrea Levy

She's an author I have been wanting to read but haven't gotten to yet. Next year.

From Mosaic: Almost all of your novels deal with the complicated relationship between blacks and whites in England and in the Caribbean. What do you try and teach your readers about race relations?
I don’t really see myself as trying to teach, or, even worse, to preach to anyone. I am certainly not an expert in history or racism and certainly not in present-day race relations. I’m just interested in my Caribbean heritage and I use writing as a way of exploring it. I suppose I hope that by reading my books people will get interested too. Where that takes them is up to them.