Brit Bennett on the Opposite Sides of the Color Line

July 8, 2020

Brit Bennett discusses her latest book, The Vanishing Half, with Simran Hans at the Guardian. The novel, which was an instant bestseller and quickly optioned by HBO, follows twin sisters who decide to live on opposite sides of the color line, one as a white woman and one as a Black woman. “I think there’s a larger social context into which the book entered the world,” Bennett says. “It explores racial identity at a time when people are really eager to read and engage with conversations about that, which is true all around the world as you see with these protests in all these countries.”

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is a writer and illustrator. She is the author of two illustrated books, Last Night's Reading (Penguin Books, 2015) and Sanpaku (Archaia 2018).

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