THE CONVERSATION: You may call me a BAME author, but this misleading term hides more than it reveals

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Release date: 13/8/2018

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Apparently, I am BAME. This places me as a contender for The Guardian’s BAME awards or the Jhalak prize, both aimed at BAME writers like myself. Ah, BAME – this acronym, which means black, asian and minority ethnic, joins many other appellations offered over the decades (not all of them very nice), painstakingly attempts to address the complexities of a multicultural society. But isn’t it, despite its best intentions, rather limiting?

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TitleYou may call me a BAME author, but this misleading term hides more than it reveals
Media name/outletThe Conversation
Media typeWeb
CountryUnited Kingdom
Date13/08/18
DescriptionApparently, I am BAME. This places me as a contender for The Guardian’s BAME awards or the Jhalak prize, both aimed at BAME writers like myself. Ah, BAME – this acronym, which means black, asian and minority ethnic, joins many other appellations offered over the decades (not all of them very nice), painstakingly attempts to address the complexities of a multicultural society. But isn’t it, despite its best intentions, rather limiting?
URLhttps://theconversation.com/you-may-call-me-a-bame-author-but-this-misleading-term-hides-more-than-it-reveals-101139
PersonsSheena Kalayil