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            Black is the New White
             

            Black is the New White (Paperback)

            By Lui, Nakkiah

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            'Nakkiah Lui's writing is, as always, on point: hold-your-belly funny; pumping with politics that prompts visible discomfort.' Maxine Beneba Clark, Saturday Paper 'Her writing, whether devastating or hilarious, has always shown a great deal of accessible humanity and relentless i...ntelligence.' Guardian 'We needed a new David Williamson, someone who speaks to Australia and Australians now. We've found her in Nakkiah.' Alex Broun, playwright 'Mount Druitt's answer to Lena Dunham.' Belvoir Theatre 'If there is such a thing as a rockstar playwright, Nakkiah Lui is it.' Fran Kelly, RN Love, politics and other things you shouldn't talk about at dinner Charlotte Gibson is a lawyer with a brilliant career ahead of her. As her father Ray says, she could be the next female Indigenous Waleed Aly. But she has other ideas. First of all, it's Christmas. Second of all, she's in love. The thing is, her fiance, Francis Smith, is not what her family expected - he's unemployed, he's an experimental composer... and he's white! Bringing him and his conservative parents to meet her family on their ancestral land is a bold move. Will he stand up to the scrutiny? Or will this romance descend into farce? Love is never just black and white. It's complicated by class, politics, ambition, and too much wine over dinner. But for Charlotte and Francis, it's mostly complicated by family. Secrets are revealed, prejudices outed and old rivalries get sorted through. What can't be solved through diplomacy can surely be solved by a good old-fashioned dance-off. They're just that kind of family. Award-winning writer Nakkiah Lui shows why she is one of this country's most in-demand young voices, delivering cutting satire that is both seductively subversive and thoroughly delightful.
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            ISBN 9781760527341
            Published AU 4 Feb 2019
            Publisher Allen & Unwin
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            Ten Steps to Nanette
             

            Ten Steps to Nanette (Hardback)

            By Gadsby, Hannah

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            • Pub Date
              1 Sep 21

            'Hannah is a Promethean force, a revolutionary talent... This hilarious, touching, and sometimes tragic book is all about where her fires were lit.' - Emma Thompson Memoir from Australia's much-loved comedian Hannah Gadsby.

            ISBN 9781742374031
            Published AU 1 Sep 2021
            Publisher Allen & Unwin
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            Soar: A Life Freed by Dance
             

            Soar: A Life Freed by Dance (Hardback)

            By Mcallister, David; Contributions by Dunn, Amanda

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            • Pub Date
              29 Sep 20

            'McAllister's triumphant story.' Benjamin Law 'A ripping memoir.' Jane Turner From the backblocks of Perth to international stardom, this is a story of courage to fight against the odds for your passion and succeed. David McAllister has always belonged onstage. As the middle chil...d in a Catholic family who knew nothing about dance, he watched himself twirl in the reflective glass of the TV and dreamed about becoming the next Rudolf Nureyev. As a little boy taking ballet lessons, he was mercilessly bullied. As a young man joining the ranks of The Australian Ballet, he worried that he would never play the prince because he lacked the height and lean limbs of a classical dancer. Every time he heard 'no', he simply did what he loved - danced. Sure enough, curtains rose for the unlikely prince: he represented Australia on the world stage; he became a principal dancer and performed his dream roles; he fell in love, onstage and off; and he enjoyed a twenty-year tenure as artistic director of The Australian Ballet, transforming it into one of the top flagship dance companies in the world. Fifty years since he stepped into his first ballet class, McAllister reflects on his dance journey, his relationships, embracing his sexuality, and the combination of talent, timing and sheer perseverance that gave rise to his transformative career. Includes 16 pages of colour photos from McAllister's life and career.
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            ISBN 9781760761042
            Published AU 29 Sep 2020
            Publisher Thames and Hudson (Australia)
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            Planet According to the Movies: Awesome, Weird and Wonderful Flicks FromFour Corners of the Globe
              

            Planet According to the Movies: Awesome, Weird and Wonderful Flicks FromFour Corners of the Globe (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Fennell, Marc

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            Awesome, weird and wonderful flicks from four corners of the globe Praise for Marc Fennell 'Witty, irreverent and fun ...' Good Reading 'Gold!' Cleo 'A film companion with a difference' Daily News Which nation is best equipped to survive a zombie apocalypse? Why do obese moustach...ioed Tamil action stars make the best politicians? What fictional country links Predator, Commando and Die Hard 2? Planet According to the Movies is your official armchair guide to our tiny, weird planet as projected on cinema screens. It's 30% travel guide, 30% film reviews, 10% racial profiling handbook and 45% testament to the fact that maths is hard. Australia's most listened-to film critic, Marc Fennell (triple j, SBS TV, That Movie Book), tells the hidden stories behind the movies you know and love - from the Wizard of Oz to Life of Pi - and introduces you to a world of cinema you never knew existed. Discover Japan's Calamari Wrestler, Indonesia's Lady Terminator, Turkey's remake of E.T. and North Korea's answer to Godzilla, which was executive-produced by Kim Jong-Il himself. Who needs a plane to travel the world when you can do it all from your couch, you shameful slob! 'Tying it all together is Fennell's irreverent humour and gift for colourful descriptors ... fun and informative.' Empire Magazine
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            ISBN 9780733334085
            Published AU 19 Oct 2015
            Publisher ABC Books
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            Mao's Last Dancer

            Mao's Last Dancer (Trade Paperback / Paperback, illustrated edition)

            By Cunxin, Li

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            A biography of a young Chinese peasant boy who emerged from abject poverty, defected to the USA, and became principal dancer for the Houston ballet, a star in the US, friend to George and Barbara Bush, and a star of the Australian ballet as well.

            ISBN 9780670040247
            Published AU 1 Sep 2003
            Publisher Penguin
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            Not That Kind of Girl: A Young Woman Tells You What She's Learned
             

            Not That Kind of Girl: A Young Woman Tells You What She's Learned (Paperback)

            By Dunham, Lena

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            For readers of Nora Ephron, Tina Fey, and David Sedaris, this hilarious, poignant, and extremely frank collection of personal essays confirms Lena Dunham - the acclaimed creator, producer, and star of HBO's GIRLS - as one of the brightest and most original writers working today. ...'NOT THAT KIND OF GIRL is hilarious, artful, and staggeringly intimate; I read it shivering with recognition' - Miranda July From the acclaimed creator, producer and star of HBO's GIRLS comes a hilarious, wise and fiercely candid collection of personal essays that establishes Lena Dunham as one of the most original young talents writing today. In NOT THAT KIND OF GIRL, Dunham illuminates the experiences that are part of making one's way in the world: falling in love, feeling alone, being ten pounds overweight despite eating only health food, having to prove yourself to a room full of men twice your age, finding true love, and most of all, having the guts to believe that your story is one that deserves to be told. Exuberant, moving and keenly observed, NOT THAT KIND OF GIRL is a series of despatches from the frontlines of the struggle that is growing up. 'I'm already predicting my future shame at thinking I had anything to offer you,' Dunham writes. 'But if I can take what I've learned and make one menial job easier for you, or prevent you from having the kind of sex where you feel you must keep your sneakers on in case you want to run away during the act, then every misstep of mine will have been worthwhile.'
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            ISBN 9781460750667
            Published AU 26 Mar 2018
            Publisher HarperCollins Publishers
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            The Happiest Refugee: My Journey from Tragedy to Comedy

            The Happiest Refugee: My Journey from Tragedy to Comedy (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Do, Anh

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            Anh Do nearly didn't make it to Australia. His entire family came close to losing their lives on the sea as they escaped from war-torn Vietnam in an overcrowded boat.

            ISBN 9781742372389
            Published AU 1 Sep 2010
            Publisher Allen & Unwin
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            Making Radio: A practical guide to working in radio in the digital age
              

            Making Radio: A practical guide to working in radio in the digital age (Trade Paperback / Paperback, 3rd New edition)

            By Ahern, Steve

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            ISBN 9781742372075
            Published AU 1 Mar 2011
            Publisher Allen & Unwin
            Interest Age 19+ years
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            Steven Spielberg and Philosophy: We're Gonna Need a Bigger Book
              

            Steven Spielberg and Philosophy: We're Gonna Need a Bigger Book (Hardback, illustrated edition)

            Edited by Kowalski, Dean A.

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            Without question, few directors have had such a powerful influence on the film industry and the moviegoing public as Steven Spielberg. This book investigates Spielberg's art to illuminate the nature of humanity. It explores themes such as cinematic realism, fictional belief, terr...orism, family ethics, consciousness, and virtue and moral character.
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            ISBN 9780813125275
            Released AU 1 Jan 2009
            Publisher Inbooks
            Interest Age General Audience
            Series The Philosophy of Popular Culture
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            Young Winstone
             

            Young Winstone (Hardback, Main)

            By Winstone, Ray; Heath, Chris

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            The author's amazing talent for bringing out the humanity buried inside his often brutal screen characters has made him one of the most charismatic screen presence of his generation. In this book, revisiting the bomb-sites and boozers of his childhood and adolescence, the author ...takes the reader on a tour of a cockney heartland.
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            ISBN 9781782112426
            Released AU 19 Nov 2014
            Publisher Canongate Books Ltd
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