Meanjin Vol 79 No 1

Jonathan Green
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Meanjin Vol 79 No 1

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17 March 2020

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9780522876253

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Meanjin Vol 79 No 1

Jonathan Green
In this edition's cover essay, Gomeroi poet, essayist and scholar Alison Whittaker takes on the idea of white fragility and asks 'Has white people becoming more aware of their fragilities and biases really done anything for us; aside from finding a new way to say 'one of the good ones' or worse, asking us to?'. Whittaker aims squarely at a progressive white culture that sees an elevated racial conscience as a path to post-colonial innocence In other essays, Timmah Ball asks that most fundamental of questions: Why Write? 'Were they looking for the next successful blak book . . . ' while Anna Spargo-Ryan writes powerfully on the often-brutal history of abortion in women's lives and men's politics. Rick Morton shares his version of Australia in Three Books and Maxine Beneba Clarke considers risk and writers' acts of courage. New fiction from Yumna Kassab, Sue Brennan, Nick Robinson and John…
In this edition's cover essay, Gomeroi poet, essayist and scholar Alison Whittaker takes on the idea of white fragility and asks 'Has white people becoming more aware of their fragilities and biases really done anything for us; aside from finding a new way to say 'one of the good ones' or worse, asking us to?'. Whittaker aims squarely at a progressive white culture that sees an elevated racial conscience as a path to post-colonial innocence. In other essays, Timmah Ball asks that most fundamental of questions: Why Write? 'Were they looking for the next successful blak book . . . ' while Anna Spargo-Ryan writes powerfully on the often-brutal history of abortion in women's lives and men's politics. Rick Morton shares his version of Australia in Three Books and Maxine Beneba Clarke considers risk and writers' acts of courage. New fiction from Yumna Kassab, Sue Brennan, Nick Robinson and John Kinsella, and poetry by Ouyang Yu, Sarah Holland-Batt, Marija Pericic and Andrew Sant.

Jonathan Green

Jonathan Green

Meanjin editor Jonathan Green has been an editor, writer, commentator and broadcaster in a 30-year career as a journalist. He has been a working journalist since the late 1970s. The bulk of Jonathan’s career has been spent in newspapers, beginning with a cadetship at The Canberra Times and taking in a small Cook’s tour of Australian dailies: the Melbourne Herald, The Herald Sun, the Sunday Herald, The Sunday Age and 15 years…

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