I’m from New Zealand, so pretty much every Christian novel I pick up is about characters from another nationality!
I have always enjoyed reading books about other countries—I’ve been an armchair traveller my entire life. I’ve also enjoyed visiting places in real life that I’ve first visited in fiction. (Although it’s a little disappointing to look out for a certain landmark and find that was an area where the author took poetic licence.)
I’ve learned a lot about history from reading historical fiction.
It might not be about people from a different race or nationality, but it often feels like it because their culture and ideas are very different from ours. That can show the good in our culture, and can also highlight the less good.
Diverse fiction—fiction about other people of other races—is harder to find.
I’m a British Kiwi, so my racial background is very much Anglo-Saxon. I’d love to read more fiction about people of other races, but I’d also like it to read more fiction by people of other races (or, at least, by someone with an in-depth understanding about the race they’re writing about). I’d want the stories to be authentic and true to life, not a whitewashed Anglo-Saxon view of someone from another race.