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Lionel Shriver's Argumentative Analysis

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On April 15th, 2013, while attending the Brisbane Writers Festival, American author and journalist, Lionel Shriver, delivered a speech discussing the effects cultural appropriation is having on author’s ability to write fiction. The speech needed to be carefully delivered considering the sensitivity of the topic. Shriver began by telling a story of how tequila and sombreros at a party became hurtful towards Mexican culture, even if the intention was not at all mockery, so, “...what does this have to do with writing fiction?” (Shriver). Well, fiction stories are those that describe imaginary events and people.Nevertheless, even though the stories are made up, there is much controversy whether or not the authors of these stories are allowed
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