For a woman who claims to "be of colour" do you not feel a little ashamed about obsessing over a book that essentially hates you?
I dont “claim” to be of color. I am of color. I am a black woman. When I read a book, like it or not, the black friend will probably die. In a lot of books if they have colored characters, I don’t get attached to them, because I know the author will likely kill them off. And if they live, they’ll be side-lined. I’m not ashamed at all for reading, because if I didn’t read books (or watch shows, or do anything, really) that essentially hates me, well I might as well stop breathing. It’s something I have to settle on but I shouldn’t have to settle on it. Yet I do.