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Stan Grant, Talking to my country (#BookReview)

History is, in a way, the main subject of my reading group’s October book, Stan Grant’s Talking to my country. I’m consequently somewhat nervous about writing this post, because discussions of history in Australia are apt to generate more emotion than rational discussion. 1,032 more words

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Monday Musings on Australian literature: the Boundless Festival

Last Saturday, the NSW Writers’ Centre and Bankstown Arts Centre presented Boundless: A Festival of Diverse Writers, which they describe as the “first-ever festival focused on Indigenous and culturally diverse Australian writers and writing”. 965 more words

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Carmel Bird (ed), The stolen children: Their stories (#BookReview)

Commenting on my post on Telling indigenous Australian stories, Australian author Carmel Bird mentioned her 1998 book The stolen children, describing it as her… 1,279 more words

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Ellen van Neerven (ed.), Writing black (#BookReview)

Writing black: New indigenous writing from Australia is one of the productions supported by the Queensland Writers Centre’s if:book that I wrote about in a recent Monday Musings… 1,223 more words

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A paradox of empowerment: Kim Scott's Ray Mathew Lecture

Why was Raimond Gaita’s Seymour Biography Lecture booked out, but not Kim Scott’s Ray Mathew Lecture*. Both lectures, held at the National Library of Australia, are endowed by generous benefactors and are free. 1,149 more words

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Removing colonial statues in Australia: Isn't it about time we stopped legitimising narratives of conquest and dispossession?

Earlier this week your existential gal Hannah provided us with the information we need to know about the Charlottesville riots, and Trump’s response (or lack of one), in her essay ‘ 1,033 more words