Maar Bidi: Next Generation Black Writing
Publisher: Magabala Books
This collection celebrates nine new Indigenous writers and was born during a series of workshops in a creative writing program for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders in the School of Indigenous Studies at the University of Western Australia. In poetry and prose, these diverse voices speak for themselves. They speak clearly and passionately about growing up, love, racism, family, the land, struggle and success. Maar Bidi means hand, sinew, energy, path – and the work in this anthology connects old and new, the personal and the political, heritage, individual lives and community. It is at once timely and relevant, poignant and hopeful.