Book Launch: Aliens and Savages
Hawthorn, Woiwurrung Country, 687 Glenferrie Rd, Hawthorn, Victoria, 3122
Join us for the launch of Janeen Webb and Andrew Enstice's Aliens & Savages: The Voice in Australia.
Aliens & Savages is a hands-on historical record of the racism that underpins Australia’s growth as a nation. As we approach the referendum on an Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Voice to Parliament, this new revised edition of Aliens & Savages is still the only publication of its kind – a survey of racism and xenophobia in Australian popular writings before the advent of social media. It is a collection of fiction and non-fiction, of personal narratives and official reports, of diaries and media misinformation. In it, you can hear the unguarded voices of the colonists, the squatters, the politicians; you can see the close relationship between the popular press and the prejudices of its readers.
Julian Burnside will be doing the launching honours on the night.
Free, but bookings are essential.
Please book here.