The Appalling Lack Of Diversity In English Literature

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All but one of the following books is recognised as among the greatest works of fiction of all time:

A: Pride and Prejudice, by Jane Austin

B: A Farewell To Arms, by Ernest Hemingway

C: The Great Gatsby, by F. Scott Fitzgerald

D: The Transgendered Lion and Xer Non-Binary Autistic Human Companion, by Mohammed Al Jihad

Which is the odd one out?

You would be correct if you answered D. Regrettably, Al Jihad’s marvelous opus is not included in any list of the so-called ‘great works of fiction’. It is to our great regret and shame that dead white authors still occupy such lists instead of up and coming writers like Al Jihad.

We must therefore ask ourselves: what could Al Jihad have done ‘better’ in order to earn the acclaim he richly merits? Apart from being a white male of course, we might add snarkily.

Perhaps he could have created a great sexual tension between a rich but flawed white male and a fragile, married cis-female. This certainly worked well for Fitzgerald with the blatantly heterosexual Gatsby and Daisy. Maybe Al Jihad would have succeeded if he had included landed gentry in his story. Jane Austin did this successfully, over and over again, with working class people relegated to minor roles (read domestic slavery) in her books which unashamedly promoted a patriarchal society as the desired norm. Finally, a fierce lion could well find itself as the central protagonist in a celebrated Hemingway book about hunting; however, a transgendered lion would certainly not as it would not be considered ‘butch’ enough for Hemingway!

OK, we admit that The Transgendered Lion … has not been published. Or even written. But, this is beside the point – why on Allah’s green earth has such a novel NOT been written?

Conservatives argue hatefully that ‘market demand’ for a book exploring the imaginary friendship between a transgendered lion and a non-binary AND autistic human is likely to be low. They claim that few readers could possibly empathise with either of these two central characters because ‘most people’s’ world-views are at odds with those of the protagonists.

We disrespectfully disagree on both counts. In the first place, market demand can be created by allocating government spending on education to where it is most needed. It would be quite simple, and indeed socially desirable, for the government to require studying ‘The Transgendered Lion‘ to be part of the national curriculum. Secondly, initiatives such as the common core and the infiltration of progressive ideas in media, government and education in recent years mean that our youth is ready to embrace diversity in literature like never before.

All we need now is for Mohammed Al Jihad to get writing!

IThinkThereforeIAm (ITTIA)
IThinkThereforeIAm (ITTIA)

I’m angry Pbeir, you had me so excited with “The Transgendered Lion and Xer Non-Binary Autistic Human Companion, by Mohammed Al Jihad” that I didn’t finish the article and got on Amazon to buy the book for my kids. I couldn’t find it anywhere so I finished the article and BAM!!! you said it doesn’t exist. Such a let down man. I’m feeling triggered.

Mohammed al Jihad
Mohammed al Jihad

Thanks for the advanced plug. While the title will be in Infidel English, the body will be in Arabic.

Do you ever find books in your USA public library that are NOT wtitten in English? No. More racism in the Infidel States of America.

MillionDollarBonus

Muhammad, to be quite frank, you should be awarded a New York Times bestseller spot simply for being Muslim, even if you never sell a single copy. It’s the Current Year, and being a member of a victim group IS a qualification according to identity politics.

MillionDollarBonus

It’s an absolute travesty, and yet more evidence of white privilege, that whites are held up as the greatest writers and artists of all time. There are TONS of other artists who don’t get half as much attention in school textbooks. Just look at how African Americans have taken the music world by storm, putting Beethoven, Bach and Mozart to shame! Just think what they could do for literature if they were given half a chance!

trav777

Well we know from CRT that whites came and destroyed Africa. Every single book ever written by Africans prior to that has been destroyed. That is just how efficiently ruthless white people are, despite being clumsy and buffoonishly stupid at the same time. Otherwise, why is there not ONE example of pre-colonialism african literature in existence??

Bob Guccione
Bob Guccione

Thank you Pbier. This article is a shining example of why the government should take over and control the publishing (propaganda) industry. Evil capitalists would never publish The Transgendered Lion and Xer Non-Binary Autistic Human Companion but the government could see to it that this potential masterful work were available to the masses to make better their dreary lives.

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