The book A Secret Australia Revealed by the Wikileaks Exposés, edited by Felicity Ruby and Peter Cronau, was released at the time where Julian Assange, creator of Wikileaks, was awaiting his extradition trial to the United States for the publication of classified and sensitive information relating to the War on Terror.
Stories from Detention, the book and exhibition, are an important collection of stories recording lived experiences of offshore and onshore detention.
No religious group in Australia has been subject to the level of vilification that Muslims have. Coming of Age: Growing Up Muslim in Australia offers a series of personal accounts that debunk the stereotypes, writes Sonia Nair.
Food brings people together and can evoke stories. ‘Recipes & Refuge’ explores how new Australians (and subsequent generations) have used food to find their place in multicultural Australia, as well as maintain a connection to home, writes Sonia Nair
In Panic, David Marr chronicles the use of fear in recent years by Australian politicians and the media, and paints a grim picture of more to come, writes Sonia Nair.
Sonia Nair reviews John Bartlett’s second novel Estuary, which explores the chasms of the modern Australian character through themes such as indigenous rights, mental health, sexuality and disability.
Soup Van: Stories Over A Polystyrene Cup provides a frank, raw and incredibly personal look at homelessness. Read Sonia Nair’s review and an emotive excerpt from the book.
By Sonia Nair. Human rights’ stories centred on child protagonists have become increasingly prevalent, as writers delicately trace the exploitation of their civil liberties and the ensuing acceptance and desensitisation that accompany these atrocities in a self-perpetuating cycle of poverty, deprivation and barbarism. Sudanese writer Majok Tulba did it in Beneath the Darkening Sky with […]