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Please join us for the Alice Springs launch of

Lies, Damned Lies by Claire G Coleman. 

Sunday, 19 September at 12pm at Red Kangaroo Books

To be launched by Laurie May, Artistic & Festival Director for the Red Dirt Poetry Festival.

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.

Laurie May is an Mparntwe/Alice-Springs based poet, spoken word performer and poetry educator who writes about poverty perspectives and the interconnectedness of family, time and place. With a background in English Literature and Journalism, Laurie is now the Artistic & Festival Director for the Red Dirt Poetry Festival and also works in the music industry winning an Australian Women in Music Award in 2019.

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