Am I Black Enough For You? 10 Years On
Queensland Terrace, level 2, State Library
#About the event
Duration: 60 minutes
Has it already been a decade since the bravery of proud Wiradjuri woman and author Anita Heiss, along with other First Nations Australians, led to columnist Andrew Bolt being found guilty of breaching the Racial Discrimination Act? Heiss has captured this moment and much more in the updated, re-release of her searing and sophisticated memoir, Am I Black Enough for You? Join the celebrated author, in conversation with Brisbane's beloved Avid Reader bookshop proprietor Fiona Stager, to challenge Australia's ongoing colonial project through learning of the resistance and resilience in the stories of this country (many Countries) and its peoples.
Anita Heiss in conversation with Fiona Stager
Dr Anita Heiss is the award-winning author of non-fiction, historical fiction, commercial women's fiction, children's novels and poetry. She is a proud member of the Wiradjuri Nation, and a board member of University of Queensland Press and Circa Contemporary Circus. Anita is a Professor of Communications at the University of Queensland and an Ambassador for the Indigenous Literacy Foundation and the GO Foundation. Anita is currently adapting her novel Tiddas (S&S, 2014) for the stage. Her latest novel is Bila Yarrudhanggalangdhuray.
Fiona is the co-owner of Avid Reader and Where the Wild Things Are which are two leading independent bookshops based in the heart of West End Brisbane. She is a life member of the Australian Booksellers Association and a regular literary judge.