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              When We Say Black Lives Matter
               

              When We Say Black Lives Matter (Hardback)

              By Clarke, Maxine Beneba

              • RRP: $26.99
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              • Pub Date
                24 Nov 20

              Little one, when we say Black Lives Matter, we're saying black people are wonderful-strong. That we deserve to be treated with basic respect, and that history's done us wrong. From birth to the end of school, in joy and in sorrow, on the trumpet and the djembe, at home and in the... community, a black child's parents remind him why Black Lives Matter. A gorgeous and essential picture book for children of all ages from bestselling and award-winning author Maxine Beneba Clarke. A portion of the proceeds from the sale of this book will be donated to the Indigenous Literacy Foundation.
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              ISBN 9780734420428
              Published AU 24 Nov 2020
              Publisher Hachette
              Interest Age 7-9 years
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              Fashionista

              Fashionista (Hardback)

              By Clarke, Maxine Beneba

              • RRP: $19.99
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              A beautiful new picture book written and illustrated by Maxine Beneba Clarke - all about the power of expressing yourself. Put on your passion. Flaunt your heart on your sleeve. You're a fashionista. Work it. Wear it. Believe. A gorgeous gift book for anyone who wants to embrace ...their individuality from the award winning author of The Patchwork Bike and Wide Big World. Praise for The Patchwork Bike: 'This book is just what many of us need right now.' - Kirkus Review (starred) 'Beautifully written and incredibly powerful.' Books + Publishing 'In her picture book debut, Clarke's lines sing with sound and rhythm.' - Publishers Weekly (starred review) Praise for Wide Big World: 'A cheerful and direct celebration of difference that uses the natural wonders of the world to highlight the diversity of experiences around us.' - Books + Publishing
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              ISBN 9780734418975
              Published AU 25 Jun 2019
              Publisher Hachette
              Interest Age 15+ years
              Availability
              999 In stock at publisher; delivery usually 15-20 working days due to covid19 delays
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              The Hate Race

              The Hate Race (Paperback)

              By Clarke, Maxine Beneba

              • RRP: $22.99
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              WINNER of the NSW Premier's Literary Award Multicultural NSW Award 2017 Shortlisted for the Nita B Kibble Award 2018 Shortlisted for the Victorian Premier's Literary Award for Non-Fiction 2017 Shortlisted for the ABIA Biography Book of the Year 2017 Shortlisted for the Indie Awar...d for Non-Fiction 2017 Shortlisted for the Stella Prize 2017 'Maxine Beneba Clarke is a powerful and fearless storyteller' Dave Eggers, international bestselling author of A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius. Against anything I had ever been told was possible, I was turning white. On the surface of my skin, a miracle was quietly brewing . . . Suburban Australia. Sweltering heat. Three bedroom blonde-brick. Family of five. Beat-up Ford Falcon. Vegemite on toast. Maxine Beneba Clarke's life is just like all the other Aussie kids on her street. Except for this one, glaring, inescapably obvious thing. From one of Australia's most exciting writers, and the author of the multi-award-winning Foreign Soil, comes The Hate Race: a powerful, funny, and at times devastating memoir about growing up black in white middle-class Australia. 'There is a tendency to talk about a young author such as Clarke as a 'writer to watch' with the expectation that she may, one day, achieve the extraordinary. With The Hate Race, she already has; don't watch, watch out.' Beejay Silcox The Australian 'The Hate Race has a heft to it that is at once steeped in history, and also exquisitely and playfully modern; it is lyrical, sincere and ironic, but above all, it is fierce.' - Books + Publishing
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              ISBN 9780733640421
              Published AU 24 Apr 2018
              Publisher Hachette
              Interest Age 13+ years
              Availability
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              The Best Australian Stories 2017
               

              The Best Australian Stories 2017 (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Clarke, Maxine Beneba

              • RRP: $29.99
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              In The Best Australian Stories, acclaimed writer Maxine Beneba Clarke brings together our country's leading literary talents. An award-winning short-story writer herself, Clarke selects exceptional stories that resonate with experience and truth, and celebrate the art of storytel...ling. Previous contributors include Fiona McFarlane, Kate Grenville, Tony Birch, David Malouf, Kirsten Tranter, Anna Krien, Georgia Blain, Peter Goldsworthy, Elizabeth Harrower, Ryan O'Neill and Romy Ash.
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              ISBN 9781863959612
              Published AU 6 Nov 2017
              Publisher Black Inc
              Interest Age General Audience
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              Untitled Short Story Collection

              Untitled Short Story Collection (Paperback)

              By Clarke, Maxine Beneba

              ISBN 9780733638985
              Published AU 10 Oct 1950
              Publisher Hachette
              Interest Age General Audience
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              The Saturday Portraits

              The Saturday Portraits (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Clarke, Maxine Beneba

              • RRP: $34.99
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              The year is 2014, editor Erik Jensen contacts short fiction writer Maxine Beneba Clarke, and convinces her to write creative portraits for a new national newspaper, The Saturday Paper. The next four years will be a journalistic baptism of fire. She will come face to face with Pri...me Minister Tony Abbott; spend exactly nine minutes with Hollywood film star Hugh Jackman; write a love letter to Prince; be escorted out of David Jones for stalking Santa Claus; watch transgender porn star Buck Angel striptease; eat slut cupcakes with feminist Karen Pickering; troll a local racist fried chicken eatery; hold audience with the Australian Ambassador to China; covertly profile One Plus One presenter Jane Hutcheons; share the stage with writer Roxane Gay; sip green tea with dissident Chinese artist Ai Weiwei, and exchange emails with President Obama. These are The Saturday Portraits.
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              ISBN 9780733632723
              Published AU 12 Nov 2019
              Publisher Hachette
              Interest Age General Audience
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              819 In stock at publisher; delivery usually 15-20 working days due to covid19 delays
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              Foreign Soil

              Foreign Soil (Paperback)

              By Clarke, Maxine Beneba

              • RRP: $22.99
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              Winner: Sydney Morning Herald Best Young Novelist 2015 Literary Fiction Of The Year, Australian Book Industry Awards (ABIA) 2015 Debut Fiction, Indie Book Awards 2015 Victorian Premier's Unpublished Manuscript Award 2013 Shorlisted: ABIA Matt Richell Award for New Writers 2015 UT...S Glenda Adams Debut Fiction, NSW Premier's Literary Awards 2015 The Stella Prize 2015 Longlisted for the Dobbie Literary Award 2015 Contains the brand new story AVIATION. 'Maxine Beneba Clarke is a powerful and fearless storyteller, and this collection - written with exquisite sensitivity and yet uncompromising - will stay with you with the force of elemental truth. Clarke is the real deal, and will, if we're lucky, be an essential voice in world literature for years to come.' - Dave Eggers bestselling author of A HEARTBREAKING WORK OF STAGGERING GENIUS and many more. 'Foreign Soil is a collection of outstanding literary quality and promise. Clarke is a confident and highly skilled writer.' - Hannah Kent, bestselling author of BURIAL RITES 'an assured and skilful debut' - WEEKEND AUSTRALIAN In Melbourne's western suburbs, in a dilapidated block of flats overhanging the rattling Footscray train lines, a young black mother is working on a collection of stories. The book is called FOREIGN SOIL. Inside its covers, a desperate asylum seeker is pacing the hallways of Sydney's notorious Villawood detention centre, a seven-year-old Sudanese boy has found solace in a patchwork bike, an enraged black militant is on the warpath through the rebel squats of 1960s Brixton, a Mississippi housewife decides to make the ultimate sacrifice to save her son from small-town ignorance, a young woman leaves rural Jamaica in search of her destiny, and a Sydney schoolgirl loses her way. The young mother keeps writing, the rejection letters keep arriving ...
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              ISBN 9780733637988
              Published AU 10 Jan 2017
              Publisher Hachette
              Interest Age General Audience
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              Foreign Soil

              Foreign Soil (Hardback)

              By Clarke, Maxine Beneba

              • RRP: $26.99
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              Winner of ABIA Literary Fiction of the Year Award 2015 Winner of the Indie Book Award for Debut Fiction 2015 Winner of the Victorian Premier's Unpublished Manuscript Award 2013 In Melbourne's western suburbs, in a dilapidated block of flats overhanging the rattling Footscray trai...n lines, a young black mother is working on a collection of stories. The book is called Foreign Soil. Inside its covers, a desperate asylum seeker is pacing the hallways of Sydney's notorious Villawood detention centre, a seven-year-old Sudanese boy has found solace in a patchwork bike, an enraged black militant is on the warpath through the rebel squats of 1960s Brixton, a Mississippi housewife decides to make the ultimate sacrifice to save her son from small-town ignorance, a young woman leaves rural Jamaica in search of her destiny, and a Sydney schoolgirl loses her way. The young mother keeps writing, the rejection letters keep arriving . . . In this collection of award-winning stories, Melbourne writer Maxine Beneba Clarke has given a voice to the disenfranchised, the lost, the downtrodden and the mistreated. It will challenge you, it will have you by the heartstrings. 'Maxine Beneba Clarke is a powerful and fearless storyteller, and this collection - written with exquisite sensitivity and yet uncompromising - will stay with you with the force of elemental truth. Clarke is the real deal, and will, if we're lucky, be an essential voice in world literature for years to come.' - Dave Eggers bestselling author of A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius 'Foreign Soil is a collection of outstanding literary quality and promise. Clarke is a confident and highly skilled writer.' - Hannah Kent, bestselling author of Burial Rites 'An assured and skilful debut' - Weekend Australian
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              ISBN 9780733635779
              Published AU 28 Jun 2016
              Publisher Hachette
              Interest Age General Audience
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              Growing Up African in Australia
               

              Growing Up African in Australia (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Clarke, Maxine Beneba

              • RRP: $29.99
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              People of African descent have been in Australia for at least 200 years, yet their stories are largely missing from Australian writing. Australians of the African diaspora have arrived here in many different ways- directly from the continent; via the Caribbean, the Americas and t...he United Kingdom; making the journey to Australia over one generation, or several.What is it like to grow up African in Australia? This anthology, compiled by award-winning author Maxine Beneba Clarke with curatorial assistance from writers Ahmed Yussuf and Magan Magan, showcases diverse voices, experiences and stories in order to answer that question. Accounts from well-known authors and high-profile cultural and sporting identities sit alongside newly discovered voices of all ages, with experiences spanning regions, cities and generations. All of the pieces call for understanding, oftentimes challenging stereotypes, always demanding respect.Growing Up African aims to defy, question or shed light on the many stereotypes that currently exist about the vibrant extended African community in Australia.Contributors include Faustina Agolley, Santilla Chingaipe, Carly Findlay, Khalid Warsame, Nyadol Nyuon, Tariro Mavondo, Magan Magan and many, many more.
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              ISBN 9781760640934
              Published AU 2 Apr 2019
              Publisher Black Inc
              Interest Age General Audience
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              Carrying the World

              Carrying the World (Paperback)

              By Clarke, Maxine Beneba

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              'one of the most compelling voices in Australian poetry this decade' - Overland Literary Journal A haunting visit to the International Museum of Slavery, in Liverpool England. A feisty young black girl pushing back against authority. The joy and despair of single parenthood. A lo...ve-hate relationship with words. This collection brings the best of a decade-long international poetry career to the page.
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              ISBN 9780733636400
              Published AU 10 May 2016
              Publisher Hachette
              Interest Age General Audience
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