J.K. Rowling’s Cultural Appropriation

To promote the upcoming film Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, J. K. Rowling has launched a fictional History of Magic in North America. It comprises stories that, among other things, rewrite and revise Native American history and the Salem witchtrials, drawing accusations of cultural appropriation. Katharine Trendacosta goes as far as to say that Rowling’s new texts are ‘appropriative in the worst way’, and offers a breakdown of the key issues. Read the article for more.

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