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maar bidi: next generation black writing

In this beautifully crafted, evocative and poignant anthology of prose and fiction, a diverse group of young black writers are encouraged to find strength in their voices and what is important to them. maar bidi is a journey into what it is to be young, a person of colour and a minority in divergent and conflicting worlds. All talk to what is meaningful to them, whilst connecting the old and the new, the ancient and the contemporary in a variety of ways. 

These young essayists, critics, novelists, poets, authors shake down words and works to find styles, forms and meanings that have influenced them and all their writings. These pieces are snapshots of peoples, places and perception.

$24.99
Elfie Shiosaki
Elfie Shiosaki is a Noongar and Yawuru writer. She is a Lecturer in Indigenous Rights at the School of Indigenous Studies at the University of Western Australia, as well as an Editor of Indigenous Writing at Westerly.

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Linda Martin
Linda Martin lectures in creative writing at the School of Indigenous Studies at the University of Western Australia. She has worked as an in-house and freelance book editor for many years and is also co-publisher and editor at Night Parrot...

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