Terra Nullius

Terra Nullius

by Claire G. Coleman

Paperback / softback Publication Date: 29/08/2017

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In the near future Australia is about to experience colonisation once more. What have we learned from our past?

A daring debut novel from the winner of the 2016 black&write! writing fellowship.

Jacky was running. There was no thought in his head, only an intense drive to run. There was no sense he was getting anywhere, no plan, no destination, no future. All he had was a sense of what was behind, what he was running from. Jacky was running.

The Natives of the Colony are restless. The Settlers are eager to have a nation of peace, and to bring the savages into line. Families are torn apart, reeducation is enforced. This rich land will provide for all.

This is not Australia as we know it. This is not the Australia of our history. This Terra Nullius is something new, but all too familiar.

This is an incredible debut from a striking new Australian Aboriginal voice.

'A delightfully duplicitous noodle-bender that flips the script on the Indigenous Australian survival narrative.' - Kirkus Reviews

'The truth that lies at the heart of this novel is impossible to ignore.' - Books+Publishing

'a skilfully constructed pastiche of colonisation, resistance and apocalyptic chaos with parallels that sit unsettlingly close to home' - The Big Issue

ISBN:
9780733638312
9780733638312
Category:
Contemporary fiction
Format:
Paperback / softback
Publication Date:
29-08-2017
Publisher:
Hachette Australia
Country of origin:
Australia
Pages:
304
Dimensions (mm):
234x155x23mm
Weight:
0.38kg
Claire G. Coleman

Claire G. Coleman is a writer from Western Australia. She identifies with the South Coast Noongar people.

Her family are associated with the area around Ravensthorpe and Hopetoun.

Claire grew up in a Forestry's settlement in the middle of a tree plantation, where her dad worked, not far out of Perth.

She wrote her black&write! fellowship-winning manuscript 'Terra Nullius' while travelling around Australia in a caravan.

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