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Albinism representations

Updated preamble

I’m still researching representations of albinism in popular culture. Now I’m no longer in the toxic waste dump that is academia, I can take my time and do it without being ground into depressed meat paste in the academic mill. (I say ‘depressed’ because the university’s introductory training indicated a high rate of post-graduate researchers develop depression and other mental health problems. You’d think they’d do something about that. )

I’m looking to add news articles, books, TV, movies, blog posts, reviews of things that includes albinism, a person with albinism or a very white person.

These representations can be good, bad or ugly. They can be intentional like Michael Pryor’s Extraordinaires character or unintentional like Anna Smaill’s Lucien in The Chimes. They can be medically accurate representations like Lucien or wildly inaccurate like the albino in The Heat and the villainous white people in The Silence of Medair.

Please help! Please comment below, on social media, in email, whichever way. I’ll add to my spreadsheet. I will update this list soon.

My list with thanks and appreciation to all the people who’ve contributed so far:

Antonelli, Sandra Next to you 2016 book
Banks, Tyra Modelland 2011 book
Bear, Elizabeth Jacobs Ladder 2008 book
Erskine, Kathryn The Badger Knight 2014 book
Faranda, M J Abacus Aardvark and the Arctic Adventure 2011
Florio, John Sugar Pop Moon 2013 book
Florio, John Blind Moon Alley 2014 book
Goldbloom, Goldie The Paperbark Shoe 2009 book & play
Hay, Sheridan The Secret of Lost Things 2006 book
Höst, Andrea The Silence of Medair 2010 book
Höst, Andrea Voice of the lost 2011
Ings, Simon Wolves 2014 book
Johansen, Erika Queen of the Tearling 2014 book
Johansen, Erika Invasion of the Tearling 2015 book
Johansen, Erika Fate of the Tearling 2016 book
Laban, Elizabeth The Tragedy Paper 2013 book
Lake, Nick The Secret Ministry of Frost 2009
Lofficier, Jean-Mard and Randy The Return of the Nyctalope 2013  ISBN 978-1-61227-211-5, Black Coat Press
Lehman, Serge Chimera Brigate 2009–2010
Moore, Alan League of Extraordinary Gentlemen III 2009–2012 Nyctalope
Martin, George R R Game of Thrones
Morporgo, Michael Outlaw: the story of Robin Hood 2012
Muer, R The Miniature Man 2006 Snowbooks
Okorafor, Nnedi Akata Witch 2011 book
Okorafor, Nnedi Akata Warrior 2014 book
Preston and Child Pendergast series
Relic 1995
Reliquary 1997
Cabinet of Curiousities 2002
Still Life With Crows 2003
The Wheel of Darkness 2007
Cemetary Dance 2009
White Fire 2013
Blue Labyrinth 2014
Crimson Shore 2015
The Obsidian Chamber 2016
The Diogenes trilogy book 3 2006
The Helen Trilogy books 1 – 3 2010-2012
Extraction 2009 short story
Gaslighted 2014 short story
Price, Sandra Leigh The Bird’s Child 2015
Pryor, Michael Extraordinaires: the extinction gambit 2011 book
Pryor, Michael Extraordinaires: the subterranian strategem 2013
Sanderson, Brandon The Emperor’s Soul by Brandon Sanderson 2012 book
Smaill, Anna The Chimes 2015 book
Smith, A J The Long War 2013
Sullivan, Tara Golden Boy 2013 book
Short Stories
Short stories[edit]
The Nyctalope has appeared in several short stories published in the anthology Tales of the Shadowmen;
In Volume 2: Gentlemen of the Night (2006) in “Marguerite” by Jean-Marc Lofficier,
In Volume 5: The Vampires of Paris (2009) in “The Heart of a Man” by Roman Leary
In Volume 6: Grand Guignol (2010) in “Out of Time” by Emmanuel Gorlier, and “The Children of Heracles” by Roman Leary,
In Volume 7: Femmes Fatales (2010) in “Fiat Lux!” by Emmanuel Gorlier, “Death to the Heretic!” by Paul Hugli, and “The Mysterious Island of Dr. Antekirtt” by David Vineyard.
The Nyctalope also stars in two collections of new stories written by other writers, The Nyctalope Steps In (2011) and Night of the Nyctalope (2012).
Republished/reprinted within timeframe
du Maurier, Daphne Jamaica Inn 1935 republished 2013
Hand, Elizabeth Winterlong trilogy 1990-1993 republished 2013
King, Stephen Dark Tower IV The Waste lands 1997 republished 2012
McCaffrey, Ann The White Dragon 1990 reissue
Moorcock, Michael Elric republished
Macey, Beth Truevine: Two Brothers, a Kidnapping, and a Mother’s Quest: A True Story of the Jim Crow South 2016
Bino 2011 short film
Circa Waves — wake up https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wk6ALqQLits&feature=youtu.be
Da Vinci Code (The) 2006 Movie
Defiance 2013– TV series
Heat (The) 2013 movie
Kung Fu Panda II 2011
Lana Del Rey Lana Del Rey – Tropico (Short Film) (Explicit) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VwuHOQLSpEg&feature=youtu.be
The simpsons Wendell  http://simpsons.wikia.com/wiki/Wendell_Borton
Tale of Tales 2015
Venture Bros Pete White
White Shadow 2013 movie
War Witch 2012 movie
Art People photos of PWAs /
British Library An Introduction to Jamaica Inn
Cool French Comics On Nyctalope
Disability in Kid Lit disability on book covers
Pan Africans Pan Africans with albinism
The Star Stop portraying childhood disability as tragic or inspirational
TV Tropes Evil Albino
TV Tropes heroic albino
Up Shout Artist Captures The Hypnotizing Beauty Of Albino People In A Fairytale-Like Photoshoot
Older representations
Abnett, Dan Ravenor Omnibus 2004
Danticat, Edwidge Breath, eyes, memory 1998 book
de la Hire, Jean Nyctalope 1911— series
Dunn, Katherine Geek Love 1989 book
Edwards, Lee Too white to be black and too black to be white 2001
Harvill, Ken Kill Whitey 2004
King, Rachel Alba 1997
Lawrence, Iain Ghost Boy 2000 book
Maynard, Meredy Blue True Dream of Sky 1997
Moore, Alan League of Extraordinary Gentlemen II 2002–2003 comic
Morris, Mary McGarry Songs in Ordinary Times 1995
Okri, Ben The Famished Road 1991 book
Preston and Child Pendergast series
Relic 1995
Reliquary 1997
Cabinet of Curiousities 2002
Still Life With Crows 2003
Brimstone (Diogenes book 1) 2004
Dance of Death (Diogenes book 2) 2005
Perry, Steve The Albino Knife 1991 book
Platt, Randall Beth The Likes of Me 2000 book
Roy, Namba Black Albino 1969
Sebestyen,Gyorgy A Man Too White 1984 book
Seredy, Kate The White Stag 1937
Skene, Anthony Monsieur Zenith the Albino 1936
Wells, H G The Invisible Man 1897 serial
Welsing, Frances Cress The Isis Papers 2004
Wideman, John Edgar Sent for you yesterday 1992 book
Lofficier Shadowmen: Heroes and Villains of French Pulp Fiction 2003
End of Days 1999
Firm (The) 1993
Foul Play 1978
Lethal Weapon 1987
Matrix Revolutions (The) 2003
Me, Myself and Irene 2000 movie
My Colour, Your Kind (1998) 1998 short film
Powder 1995
Ride with the Devil 1999
Time Machine (The) 2002
Vamp 1986


Nalini is an award-winning writer and artist as well as managing editor of Dark Matter Zine.



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