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Roopa Farooki & Ray French

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Roopa Farooki remembers being a brown child with white literary heroes, and Ray French considers literary identity and home vs. exile Roopa Farooki explores what it’s like to be brown when all your childhood literary heroes are white, and explains why representation matters if we want to draw more children into reading. Ray French considers his Irish roots and adopted British identity, and how, in writing about the Irish experience in Britain, he inhabits ‘that fascinating space between home and exile.’


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