NEW YORK — Despite being told that her book couldn’t be published because no one could relate to a protagonist who was Black and part Danish, Heidi W. Durrow’s novel “The Girl Who Fell From The Sky” is now featured within The New Yorker.
Durrow is among a growing number of writers and authors who focus on multiracial people, which is increasingly being welcomed in museum exhibits, bookstores and online.
The NY Times Reports:
Much of the work by mixed-race artists, though certainly not all of it, reveals the fault lines and pressure points that still exist in a rapidly changing America. It is on these rough edges that many multiracial people live, and where many artists find the themes that animate their work: the limits of tolerance, hidden or unacknowledged assumptions about identity, and issues of racial privilege and marginalization.