Community Calendar

Book Launch! Lies Damned Lies by Claire G Coleman

Date:
Sep 18th 2021, 12:00pm - 1:30pm
Location:
Red Kangaroo Books, Todd Mall, Alice Springs
Type:
Community
Cost:
Free
Contact Details:
Red Kangaroo Books 088953 2137

Please join Claire E Coleman for the Alice Springs launch of her book Lies, Damned Lies. Sunday, 19 September at 12pm at Red Kangaroo Books With special guest Laurie May, music manager at CAAMA radio. The book will be available for purchase and the author will be available to answer your questions and to sign copies of her book. Refreshments will be served. For more information and RSVP, please contact our team at Red Kangaroo Books on 08 8953 2137 or email us at redkanga@bigpond.com ‘You may think you’re woke, but Coleman never sleeps’ Dr. Tyson Yunkaporta, author of Sand Talk ‘An urgent examination of oneself and one’s country. Written with a booming cadence that demands to be read aloud, again and again’ Tara June Winch, author of The Yield More about the book and author: In Lies, Damned Lies acclaimed author Claire G. Coleman, a proud Noongar woman, takes the reader on a journey through the past, present and future of Australia, lensed through her own experience. Beautifully written, this literary work blends the personal with the political, offering readers an insight into the stark reality of the ongoing trauma of Australia’s violent colonisation. Colonisation in Australia is not over. Colonisation is a process, not an event – and the after-effects will continue while there are still people to remember it. Claire G. Coleman is a Noongar woman whose family have belonged to the south coast of Western Australia since long before history started being recorded. She writes fiction, essays, poetry and art writing while either living in Naarm (Melbourne) or on the road. During an extended circuit of the continent she wrote a novel, Terra Nullius, which won the black&write! Indigenous Writing Fellowship and was listed for 8 awards including a shortlisting for The Stella Prize.