How do we bear witness to the truth of this moment? As violence and tensions escalate in the holy land, it’s easy to lose track of how we got stuck here, and how we might get unstuck. Where to begin? Literally. When a situation is so hypersensitive, every statement becomes a political act, and risks inflaming tensions. And that begins at the beginning: October 7. Ambush, abduction, death. Violence. Mayhem. Terror. All valid. All horrible. But beginning the story on October 7 conceals the conditions that created this situation. It conceals the conditions of a desperation so dire, that to […]
We’re excited to present a series of online reviews, edited by Cher Tan. You’ll find the first offerings below—watch this space for more excellent writing soon. Reviewed: So Close To Home, Mick Cummins by Zowie Douglas-Kinghorn “In playwright and social worker Mick Cummins’ debut novel, So Close to Home, we meet eighteen-year-old Aaron Peters in the throes of heroin withdrawal…” Read More Reviewed: The In-Between, Christos Tsiolkas by Alex Gerrans “The In-Between is Christos Tsiolkas consciously yoking himself to Australian literature in a historical sense. It begins with an epigraph from Patrick White’s The Tree of Man, another […]
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