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False Claims of Colonial Thieves

SHORTLISTED, 2020 ADELAIDE FESTIVAL AWARDS FOR LITERATURE, JOHN BRAY POETRY AWARD

SHORTLISTED, 2019 AUSTRALIAN LITERATURE SOCIETY (ALS) GOLD MEDAL

From well-known poets Charmaine Papertalk Green and John Kinsella comes a tete-a-tete that is powerful, thought provoking, challenging and unapologetic. Papertalk Green and Kinsella call into question what we think we know about our country, colonisation, land and identity. Each poem is part of a striking conversation that surrounds topics such as childhood, history, life, love, mining, death, respect and cultural diversity. This extraordinary publication weaves two differing lives and experiences together and rarely pauses for breath. Papertalk Green and Kinsella’s words traverse this land and reflect back to us all, our identity and how we got here.

$19.00

Praise for False Claims of Colonial Thieves

"This is a collection to read and re-read…" 
Anne Elvey, Plumwood Mountain Journal

"...a demanding collection that reaffirms the troubling environmental era we are living through." 
Timmah Ball, Cordite Poetry Review

"...these poets undertake a fervidly necessary political intervention."
Dan Disney, World Literature Today

"Country and land are separated by a schism of cultural practice and accumulated history ... Yet the beauty of this book is the courage to push on through pain and loss and see if an understanding of some sort is possible."
Dr Laurie Keim, Sydney Sun

Dr Charmaine Papertalk Green

Charmaine Papertalk Green was born at Eradu (between Geraldton and Mullewa) on Southern Yamaji country. She is a member of the Wajarri, Badimaya and Nhanagardi Wilunyu cultural groups of Yamaji Nation in Western Australia.

Green is a visual artist, poet and...

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John Kinsella

John Kinsella is a non-Indigenous collaborator and the author of over thirty books.

His many awards include the Australian Prime Minister's Literary Award for Poetry, the Victorian Premier's Award for Poetry, the John Bray Award for Poetry, the Judith Wright...

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Listen to Charmaine Papertalk Green and John Kinsella talk with Sarah L'Estrange on Radio National

 

 

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