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Am I Black Enough For You?
Code: 28  |  Type: Conversation   |  Genres: , Biography & Memoir, Indigenous, Feminism, Politics & Current Affairs
Thursday, May 17 2012 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM Free, no bookings
Sydney Dance 4, Pier 4/5, Hickson Road, Walsh Bay Venue & Transport Info
Anita Heiss, Anne Summers (facilitator)
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On 15 April 2009, Anita Heiss was shocked to learn of Andrew Bolt’s online column called “White is the new black”, where he accused her of choosing to be black for economic advantage. What, she asks in her powerful and moving new memoir, does it mean to be Aboriginal, especially if you were raised in the city, have never been to the desert and you have a father who is white? She talks to Anne Summers.

Anne Summers (Australian)

Anne Summers is the author of Damned Whores and God's Police, Gamble for Power, Ducks on the Pond and The End of Equality, among other books. She edited the landmark American feminist magazine Ms. and Good Weekend and has written for The Sydney Morning Herald, The Australian Financial Review and numerous other publications. She has been an advisor to prime ministers Bob Hawke and Paul Keating, chaired the board of Greenpeace International, and been deputy president of Sydney's Powerhouse Museum. She lives in Sydney. Her latest book is The Lost Mother.

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Anita Heiss (Australian)

Dr Anita Heiss has published non-fiction, historical fiction, children's and commercial women's fiction, poetry, social commentary and travel articles. She is an Indigenous Literacy Day ambassador, patron of WEAVE and a proud member of the Wiradjuri nation. She co-edited, with Peter Minter, The Macquarie PEN Anthology of Aboriginal Literature, and her most recent adult novels are Manhattan Dreaming and Paris Dreaming. Her latest book is Am I Black Enough For You?. She lives in Sydney.

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