How do we properly define cultural appropriation, and is it always wrong? If we can write in the voice of another, should we? And if so, what questions do we need to consider first? Appropriate: A Provocation is a penetrating exploration of fluctuating literary power and authorial privilege, about whiteness and what we really mean by the term "empathy." Lucid, reflective, and astute, Appropriate: A Provocation presents a generous new framework for one of the most controversial subjects in contemporary literature.
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Media: Kirkus, Booklist, Library Journal, Publisher's Weekly, TIME, New York Times, AV Club, LitHub, NPR's "Think": Is Appropriation in Art Always Wrong?, Access Utah: "Addressing Appropriation." "Fully Booked", "The Write Question", LITerally, City of Asylum conversation about craft and appropriation with Matthew Salesses, The Los Angeles Times, AV Club, and Bad Form, Tupelo Quarterly, Ploughshares, Kenyon Review, The Adroit Journal, Pulp, Writers' Digest, LitHub.