As one of your former students, I just wanted to let you know that I've been included in a British anthology of international people of colour writers that is a "response" to Rudyard Kipling's Just So Stories short story collection. They even asked me to contribute a blog post to the official publisher website.
Thanks for letting me attend your class!
Not So Stories, edited by David Thomas Moore
Rudyard Kipling's Just So Stories was one of the first true children's books in the English language, a timeless classic that continues to delight readers to this day. Beautiful, evocative and playful, the stories of How the Whale Got His Throat or How the First Letter Was Written paint a world of magic and wonder.
It's also deeply rooted in British colonialism. Kipling saw the Empire as a benign, civilising force, in a way that's troubling to modern readers. Not So Stories attempts to redress the balance, bringing together new and established writers of colour from around the world to take the Just So Stories back, to interrogate, challenge and celebrate their legacy.
Including stories by Adiwijaya Iskandar, Joseph E. Cole, Raymond Gates, Stewart Hotston, Zina Hutton, Georgina Kamsika, Cassandra Khaw, Paul Krueger, Tauriq Moosa, Jeannette Ng, Ali Nouraei, Wayne Santos and Zedeck Siew, illustrations by Woodrow Phoenix and an introduction by Nikesh Shukla.
Buy your copy of Not So Stories from Abaddon Books here.
Read Wayne’s blog post about being included in this anthology here.
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