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Friday, June 09, 2006

An Authentic Point About Inauthenticity

Hari Kunzru talks about being inauthentic, and how it's good for him as a writer: "I like to say I’m the least authentic person I know. All my life I’ve either been too brown or too white for somebody’s tastes. I’ve never been in the business of selling the image of an authentic Asian culture, or British Asian culture, or Indian culture." And the advantage of this is: "I think it’s a good position to make art from. If you feel at the centre of your world you probably don’t need to try and represent it in any way, but if you feel slightly disjointed for some reason that might lead you to want to make stuff."


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