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Happy Banned Books Week

Anna Sewell’s Black Beauty was prohibited in Apartheid South Africa because they assumed the title referred to a black woman. - peoplewhowrite

Anna Sewell’s Black Beauty was prohibited in Apartheid South Africa because they assumed the title referred to a black woman.

In honor of Banned Books Week, my new favorite Tumblr profile Yeahwriters has posted a photo montage of now classics that were once banned, including the reasons why. Apparently, the children’s book Black Beauty was once contraband in South Africa because “its title was misinterpreted by the white National Party as a novel about a black woman”. Read more reasons here.

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