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Tuesday Book Club: “False Claims of Colonial Thieves” by Charmaine Papertalk Green & John Kinsella

Andrew Pople brought in something a little different for Nic’s very last Tuesday Book Club- some poetry!

“False Claims of Colonial Thieves” by Charmaine Papertalk Green and John Kinsella is a unique poetic conversation between the two authors. The powerful anthology addresses some potentially uncomfortable conversations, including the impact of drug use and dispossession on communities, and challenging the dominance of whiteness. Andrew read out a few excerpts to give us an idea of how the poets evoke both the pain and beauty of history in Western Australia.

Be warned, this non-linear narrative does require a bit of mental energy to jump into, but it’s well worth the read.

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