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September 2021

Visions

September 14th, 2021|

Before carparks were converted into crematoriums in the capital city of the world’s second most populous nation. Before farmers drove their tractors to occupy a city known in ancient times as Indraprastha. Before the [...]

March 2021

Reckoning

March 29th, 2021|

We’ve heard a lot about reckonings in recent times, especially of the political kind, here in Australia. Our media and other notable if not exactly worthy opinion-makers, would have us believe that Scott [...]

December 2020

The 2020 Booklist

December 10th, 2020|

Like a number of people I know, I stayed home a lot this year. And I read a lot. Re-read some old favourites and bought more books than I recall buying in any [...]

November 2020

The comfort of story

November 19th, 2020|

I have always found it hard to tell ‘a single story.’ When Chimamanda Ngozi Adiche warned of the dangers of a single story, I understood her caution a deeper level. Is my story one [...]

October 2020

June 2020

Recovery

June 24th, 2020|

The events of the last few months have been too much. The world has been too much. The Virus. George Floyd. Black Lives Matter. Rio Tinto. 434 Aboriginal deaths in custody. 55 Indian [...]

The Parable of Bansi Lal Babu

June 16th, 2020|

‘You remember Bansi Lal Babu?’ asks my father, frowning down at me as I sit on the floor of our lounge, back against the wall, ginger cat purring on my lap. I nod. I [...]

February 2020

Moving in from the margins

February 24th, 2020|

Talented Perth writer Emily Sun invited me over to her blog and asked me a series of  excellent questions, which I enjoyed answering. In this chat we talk about being writers of colour, being [...]

December 2019

My year in books

December 30th, 2019|

I read a lot of books this year, no different to any other year. But I did try to read differently, adding writers of colour and translated works to my usual reading list. I [...]

November 2019

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