Race, religion & identity
Collective Spirit: First Nations Poetry
‘The Christianity you hold so high / Is but a lie, / Justice a cant of hypocrites, content / With precedent.’ (Oodgeroo Noonuccal, in ‘Colour Bar’.)
Poetry has always been a powerful vehicle for ideas. As a genre, it’s often entangled with the moral and social conflicts of the age, and rich with references to politics, history, joy and pain…
Past, Present and Future Queer Australia
Does Australia need its own Queer History Month? What is Queer History Month for?
In other parts of the world, including the US and the UK, people celebrate LGBTI+ or Queer History Months to raise the profile of LGBTI+ history and celebrate the people – both ordinary and famous – who forged the futures we are now living.
Meet Me at the Intersection
Meet Me at the Intersection is an anthology edited by two Australian powerhouse YA authors: Rebecca Lim and Ambelin Kwaymullina.
It’s a book of short fiction, memoir and poetry by authors of various ethnicities, cultures, genders, sexualities and abilities. Meet Me at the Intersection features the work of some excellent established writers, as well as up-and-coming names from all across…
The Power of Hope with Kon Karapanagiotidis
In The Power of Hope, Asylum Seeker Resource Centre founder Kon Karapanagiotidis describes how he prevailed over a childhood of racism, bullying and isolation – and went on to create one of Australia’s largest and most influential human rights organisations. ‘Hope is only exhausted if we forsake ourselves,’ he writes. ‘It is both our sanctuary and our destiny to live…
Ambelin Kwaymullina on Love, Trauma and Aboriginal Women’s Stories
Ambelin Kwaymullina believes Aboriginal women are the inheritors of two sets of stories. The first set are stories of Country and family; of warmth and love and belonging, and of an enduring connection to living homelands. The second set of stories are the toxic tales of colonialism and the multi-generational trauma left in its wake.
Palyku writer, illustrator and law…
Dog Days: Bob Murphy and Martin Flanagan
Sports writers and sports stars rarely meet on the same playing field. But veteran sports journalist Martin Flanagan and former Western Bulldogs captain Bob Murphy are doing just that. Both, now, as authors. And both drawing on a true triumph-of-the-underdog tale: the Bulldogs’ miraculous 2016 Grand Final victory.
Murphy’s second book, Leather Soul, describes ‘Footscray winters and the glorious liniment-scented afternoons’…
Anything and everything in Race, religion & identity from across our archives.
Faith and Culture: The Politics of Belief
The Voice of Faith in National Identity: Speaking From India: Dipesh Chakrabarty
Lunchbox / Soapbox
Chris Stedman: Faithiest: How an Atheist Found Common Ground with the Religious
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