Tuesday, March 13, 2018

White People in Australia (audio)

Peter Carey, Tom Power "Q" (cbc.ca); Pat Macpherson, Ashley Wells (eds.), Wisdom Quarterly
Two-time Booker Prize-winner Peter Carey talks about his new novel and how he's confronting Australia's white Christian colonial legacy as a white author. Like the USA, Canada, and parts of South America, Australia was created on the backs and mass murder of the Aboriginal people by European invaders. The conquest of the original inhabitants and the ongoing colonialism has led to a great deal of cognitive dissonance, rationalization, and amnesia by whites. More + AUDIO

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