Is “The Black Fairy” about Racism?

On goodreads, I  was asked the following question: “Is this book about racism?”

My response is in the image below.

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I want to add that at no point in the writing of this book did I allow racist perspectives to dominate the story. It is purely and simply a story about a creature different from the others who, through ignorance and superstition, is forced to live as an outcast. I chose the colour black because it is opposite to white and draws a great contrast. But it is all about her magical abilities and not her colour, as the reader will discover with both this book and the sequel. However, black has throughout history been used as a metaphor for evil, while white has been used as a metaphor for good. There is nothing wrong  with this, but I wanted to invert the meaning, making a little black fairy good, in stark contrast not to the other lighter coloured fairies, but the evil she is confronted with. I hope this helps to explain my intentions with this book and the meaning inherent in it.

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Mum: I really enjoyed your book

When you get a letter from your own mother telling you how much she enjoyed reading your latest book, well, let’s just say that kind of endorsement is priceless. 🙂

Here’s the link to where you can get a copy of Children of Mars

https://www.amazon.com/Children-Mars-Paul-G-Day/dp/1505276594/ref=asap_bc?ie=UTF8

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Willie Wagtail Love Nest

Filming birds is not easy, especially when you want to get real close without disturbing or frightening them. But on this occasion, not only did I succeed, but the results are incredible, even if I do say so myself. 🙂 Willie Wagtails filmed on 27th October 2016 at Maryville Garden, Moonta, South Australia by yours truly.
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