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Maxine Beneba Clarke's Hate Race

Maxine Beneba Clarke, The Hate Race (Hachette Australia 2016)

I finished reading The Hate Race on the eve of the International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination, celebrated in Australia as Harmony Day, and this year the day on which the Turnbull government put forward legislation intended to make it legal to insult, offend or humiliate someone on the basis of their race. 673 more words

Books

A little story to share for Harmony Day

With Benjamin Law starting the hashtag #FreedomOfSpeech on Twitter today, my little story to share for Harmony Day is too long to fit in a tweet, so I’ll share it here. 278 more words

Society And Culture

“How not to suck at cooking” – Matt Frazier the No Meat Athlete

“There are now millions of people who spend more time watching food being cooked on television than they actually cooking it themselves” Michael Pollan – Cooked… 1,562 more words

ABC Book Club Season 10 Episode 9 #bookclubABC

I’ve managed to make it to another live recording of the show, so it’s not just me and my wine, but me and the peoples this week. 1,565 more words

The Book Club ABC S10 E3 #bookclubABC

Jennifer Byrne enters. The crowd goes wild. The queen is here and she’s back to using a glossy lipstick instead of matte like last week. Now her lips will shine just as much as her honeyed words. 1,195 more words

DYING - a memoir

Last night I went to the launch of Cory Taylor’s beautiful new memoir Dying.

Cory is a friend of mine but the advertising for this event was the first I knew about her impending death. 626 more words

Avid Reader

Book Event: The 'Gay' Book with Will Kostakis and Benjamin Law

Last night I attended a book event at Kinokuniya bookstore with Will Kostakis and Benjamin Law discussing The ‘Gay’ Book. Benjamin Law, according to his Twitter bio, is a writer, raconteur, and local homosexual. 1,297 more words

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