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Main Title: Another day in the colony / Chelsea Watego. Book Cover
Author: Watego, Chelsea
Watson, Lilla J. (Lilla Josephine), 1940-, author of introduction, etc.
Imprint: St Lucia, QLD : UQP, 2021.
Collation: 24 cm. illustrations, portrait, paperback ; 256 pages :
Subject: Stella Prize Nominations
Victorian Premier's Literary Award Nominations
First Nations Australians
ABIA nominations
First Nations Australians - - Biography
First Nations Australians - - Contemporary life
ISBN: 9780702263163 0702263168
A ground-breaking work - and a call to arms - that exposes the ongoing colonial violence experienced by First Nations people.In this collection of deeply insightful and powerful essays, Chelsea Watego examines the ongoing and daily racism faced by First Nations peoples in so-called Australia. Rather than offer yet another account of 'the Aboriginal problem', she theorises a strategy for living in a social world that has only ever imagined Indigenous peoples as destined to die out.Drawing on her own experiences and observations of the operations of the colony, she exposes the lies that settlers tell about Indigenous people. In refusing such stories, Chelsea tells her own: fierce, personal, sometimes funny, sometimes anguished. She speaks not of fighting back but of standing her ground against colonialism in academia, in court, and in media. It's a stance that takes its toll on relationships, career prospects, and even the body. Yet when told to have hope, Watego's response rings clear: Fuck hope. Be sovereign.

Includes bibliographical references.

Victorian Premiers Literary Award Shortlist 2022
Stella Prize Longlist 2022
ABIA longlist 2022
Result Collection Location Shelf No Status Notes
Non-Fiction Main Library 305.801 CON WAT Available