Own Voices In English Literature

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#Own voices is important because there’s a huge difference as an outsider looking in and living as a minority. It also inspires young writers from underrepresent groups to produce stories of their own which spreads awareness. As a child I gravitated towards novels about underrepresent groups of people because I wanted to see other perspectives beyond what is read in English class. Regardless of the authors background I appreciated diversity, but whenever I would discover it was an own voice book, it inspired me that there was a place in literature for voices like mine. I think more people from marginalized groups would appreciate seeing novels they see themselves in. But own voices should not solely address struggle and prejudice, but also
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