One of the leading Aboriginal Australians involved in the highly controversial Racial Discrimination case that dominated news agendas throughout 2011, writer and activist Anita Heiss charts her experiences as a modern woman in a country obsessed with identity politics. Anita shares her story of growing up with an Aboriginal mother and Austrian father – and explains the development of her activist consciousness – via her provocative new book, Am I Black Enough for You?. In conversation with Martin Flanagan.
Martin Flanagan is one of Australia’s most respected sports journalists. He was a regular AFL columnist for the Age for many years, and is the author of over a dozen books – most recently The Short Long Book and On Listening – and A Wink From the Universe, about the Western Bulldogs’ remarkable 2016 premiership win.
Martin was born in Tasmania in 1955 and graduated in law from the University of Tasmania in 1975. He lives in Melbourne.
Anita Heiss is the author of non-fiction, historical fiction, commercial women's fiction, poetry, social commentary and travel articles. She is a Lifetime Ambassador of the Indigenous Literacy Foundation and a proud member of the Wiradjuri nation of central NSW. Anita was a finalist in the 2012 Human Rights Awards and the 2013 Australian of the Year Awards. She lives in Brisbane.