Jackie Huggins & Chelsea Watego

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Published Sep 1, 2022, 10:00 PM

Eminent First Nations writers Jackie Huggins and Chelsea Watego discuss their seminal collections that confront vital questions about this country’s past and present. Jackie’s anthology Sister Girl represents decades of writing by the historian and activist, offering deep insight into the history, values and struggles of Indigenous peoples, and her biography of her father Jack of Hearts: QX11594 is a moving account of the sacrifices made by this country’s soldiers. Chelsea’s fierce, funny and unsparing Another Day in the Colony draws from other great Black thinkers to argue for a future based not on inclusion and hope, but on self-determination. They are joined in conversation by Larissa Behrendt (After Story).

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