While teaching a creative writing class in India, I was surprised at receiving stories from the students that were all set in distant places: in the American West with cowboys and in Manhattan penthouses with clinking ice cubes. This was, till an eminent Caribbean writer gave the writers in the once-colonised countries the confidence to see the shabby lives around them as worthy being “told”.
The writer of this passage is surprised by the creative writing assignments of his students, because _____
- Some of the students had written stories set in foreign places
- None of the students had written stories set in India
- None of the students had written about ice cubes and cowboys
- Some of the students had written about ice cubes and cowboys