What I heard Robin Coste Lewis say here in Houston (I paraphrase from my notes):

Appropriation has been fetishized over the last year.
I don't want to talk about the fetishization of appropriation over the last year.
Brilliant books are buried in the fetishization of appropriation.
I don't want to talk about ___________________.
There's nothing new about appropriation.
Colonialism is a history of appropriation.
I steal with care and tenderness.
I wanted history to talk about itself, not talk about the death of the author.