Colour lines and culture wars
It’s a hot-button issue that caused controversy at the Brisbane Writers’ Festival ins 2016. Can an author from a dominant cultural background write stories that involve characters from other walks of life? What’s the line between writing fiction and cultural appropriation?
To discuss this issue, Claire G. Coleman, and indigenous author whose debut sci-fi novel Terra Nullius imagines a new dawn in Australia; Marie Munkara, whose memoir Of Ashes and Rivers that Run to the Sea recounts her first-hand experience of Australia’s past assimilation policies; Michael Giacometti, whose short story collection puts a spotlight on the borderlands of black and white, and Leonie Norrington, whose writing reflects her early life, raised in Aboriginal communities in the Northern Territory.
Browns Mart Theatre
Price $15/$10 NTWC members
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