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Sarah Maddison: Beyond White Guilt (video)
In this Lunchbox/Soapbox, author and academic Sarah Maddison tackles the issue of mainstream Australia’s unacknowledged, unresolved guilt over the brutality of white settlement over two centuries ago — as well as its poor relationship with the indigenous population now. How can we redress injustice and convert our awareness of the past into a productive force?
The challenge, Maddison says, is an adaptive one —…
Fatima Bhutto’s Life Under the Sword
At Melbourne’s Athenaeum Theatre, Pakistani author Fatima Bhutto, joined by journalist Anton Enus, is the eloquent, calm young face of a family whose history — like that of the nation with which it is deeply entangled — is marred by conflict and bloodshed.
Throughout her hour-long appearance Bhutto traverses the rocky terrain of her bloodline with a certain humility, eager to divert attention from…
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