Tony Birch’s newest book is an insight into how the laws initiating and perpetuating the Stolen Generations affected families and towns in rural Australia.
It’s Not About the Burqa Ed. Mariam Khan Pan Macmillan The burqa has been the centrepiece of polarising debates surrounding Islamophobia in the last two decades. In Australia, Pauline Hanson shocked the nation in 2017 by entering the Senate donned in a black burqa in a call to make the garment illegal. In Britain, Boris […]
Janelle Koh speaks with Elizabeth Kuiper about her new novel, Little Stones, and its’ portrayal of Zimbabwe’s complicated inheritance – Robert Mugabe’s legacy.
Some observations from Awabakal Country, at the delivery of the findings of the inquest into the death of Rebecca Maher.
‘Translucent’ by Cindy Jiang explores the assimilatory potential of growing up Asian in Australia.
Nasuha Nasser speaks to three activists: Clare, Chris and Sobur, about the hopes they hold for a fairer and rights-respecting Australia.
Claire G Coleman blurs the lines between the personal, political and speculative, asking us to reconsider where it is our stories come from.
Lur Alghurabi reflects on the Christchurch tragedy and the fear of breaking the news to her mother in this moving deliberation on the tolls of trauma.
In Blue Lake, David Sornig writes about the vulnerability and resilience of a forgotten area of Melbourne, and the people who inhabit it.
In her first column for Right Now, Lur Alghurabi considers one’s relationship to country and to citizenry through the lens of her experience and through that of those around her, including her father.
Zoya Patel describes being caught between cultures, in this book which discusses community, migrant identity and the pain of not belonging.