Re: Books where the protagonist is a different ethnicity than the author
Kazuo Ishiguro (Remains of the Day, Never Let Me Go, etc.)
David Mitchell (number9dream).
This is not uncommon at all. Not sure what the point of this thread is. Most writers write about things they know, as they should; those who write from the perspective of another ethnicity/culture tend to have immersed themselves in that culture.
A single flow'r he sent me, since we met./All tenderly his messenger he chose;
Deep-hearted, pure, with scented dew still wet - One perfect rose.
I knew the language of the floweret;/'My fragile leaves,' it said, 'his heart enclose.'
Love long has taken for his amulet/One perfect rose.
Why is it no one ever sent me yet/One perfect limousine, do you suppose?
Ah no, it's always just my luck to get/One perfect rose.