Paul Beatty became the first American winner of the Booker Prize, with the absurdist, darkly comical The Sellout. “‘I don’t care if you’re black, white, brown, yellow, red, green, or purple.’ We’ve all said it. The book is an eloquent thought exercise, and he expertly stitches a patchwork quilt of his interwoven ideas about racism in contemporary America. Beatty, however, remains relevant, his eminently quotable novel about “racism in a post-racial world”, prescient, not just for the US, but the world. The abolition of slavery and Jim Crow and the civil rights movement did not end racism.
Source: Dhaka Tribune October 11, 2018 15:33 UTC