Willow Smith Accused Of Islamophobia For Depiction Of Amazigh People In Novel “Black Shield Maiden”
Written by B87FM on February 22, 2022
Her father is a current bestseller and Willow Smith is hoping to observe in his footsteps. The singer has been a creative force since early on in her childhood, and with dad and mom like Will Smith and Jada Pinkett Smith, it was anticipated. Apart from her musical profession, Willow has partnered with Jess Hendel to co-author a fantasy novel titled Black Defend Maiden, and though the ebook is slated for arrival this October, an excerpt was just lately launched by its writer, Penguin Books.
The story is reportedly about an African warrior who was kidnapped from her fatherland and compelled right into a neighborhood of Vikings. Within the excerpt, Smith and Hendel’s description of the real-life Amazigh folks didn’t bode over effectively with many readers.
The excerpt states: “The Amazigh are harmful on their finest day. They’ve little regard for anybody who doesn’t worship the Muslim god — and even their very own tribes are all the time at conflict with each other.”
Quickly, folks started taking to social media to name out each writers for his or her depiction of the Amazigh. They confronted accusations of Islamophobia and racism, in addition to perpetuating Westernized stereotypes of African cultures. Neither Willow nor Hendel have answered the criticism publicly. Take a look at a number of complaints beneath.