The Prompter Room

For Tuesday, July 18, 2017:

 

Great art flourishes on problems or anguish or prejudice.  But the role of the writer must be very clear.  The writer must not be on the side of oppression.  In other words there must be no confusion.  I write about prejudice; I write about wickedness; I write about murder; I write about rape; but I must not be caught on the side of murder or rape.  It is as simple as that.

Chinua Achebe, in CONVERSATIONS WITH JAMES BALDWIN (1989)