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Noughts + Crosses: segregation dystopia with a  Shakespearean twist
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Noughts + Crosses: segregation dystopia with a Shakespearean twist

This article contains spoilers. You have been warned! It’s been nearly twenty years since Malorie Blackman wrote Noughts & Crosses, a dystopian novel taking place in an alternative timeline. In that timeline, African people had colonised the European countries and had made Europeans their slaves. Despite the government abolishing the enslavement of European people, racism still divides society. Black people still degrade them and cruelly call them ‘Blankers’ or ‘Noughts’, while the white people call them ‘Crosses’. Since 2001, it has spawned sequels, with its recent book, Crossfire, released in 2019. After years of screen adaptation rumours spiralling across the internet, BBC One finally released a TV adaptation in March. It currently covers the narrative of the first book in the seri...