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It’s Still Colonialism When It Happens to Elves

Do you think Tolkien realized the racist implications of the inter-cultural dynamics of Middle Earth? Does it make you shudder when there is no gravitas to a body count, even when it’s “just” elves and dwarves offing each other? Are you tired of “evil” and “primitive” races being coded as people of color? Well, so are these authors. Join them as they discuss common colonialism-tinged fantasy tropes and ways to break them. Can we, in fact, break away from colonialism in fantasy altogether?

Speakers

Yasmin S. Portales-Machado
Day 2 - 07:00 BonFIYAH, Track A
Kate Heceta
Day 2 - 07:00 BonFIYAH, Track A
Aliette de Bodard
Day 2 - 07:00 BonFIYAH, Track A
Tobi Ogundiran
Day 2 - 07:00 BonFIYAH, Track A
Zen Cho
Day 2 - 07:00 BonFIYAH, Track A

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