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Don't Let the Camels Bite You, and Other Lessons from a Long Walk in the Outback

On The Monthly, Robert Skinner reluctantly agrees to join his parents on a camel trek in South Australia. While the participating humans walk, the camels pull carts that carry their gear for the trek. 517 more words


Resistance is futile | The Monthly

Resistance is futile – The Monthly

The parallels with today are obvious – a rapidly changing political climate, environmental degradation, evolving threats to women’s rights, widening class divisions, the fallacy of linear progress – yet Bruce Miller’s adaptation does not venture here, instead dipping into our current age for cultural cues while failing to offer any insight into our particular conditions.

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The Handmaid's Tale

On writing

I’m back at last! Yes, it was a long break but there were enough good reasons: reworking a piece I thought I’d put to bed a little while back; catching up on a lot of reading I’d put aside and put aside (you know how it is); chasing new ideas, new stories, new people. 1,012 more words

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