The Rise and Rise of Indigenous Publishing
Rachel Bin Salleh + Eboni Waitere + Grace Lucas-Pennington
Country of Focus / Online Program
#About the event
Duration: 60 minutes
Two leading Indigenous publishers will discuss the rising wave of First Nation writing that has been described by some as an Indigenous literature renaissance. Chaired by Grace Lucas-Pennington from black&write!, Eboni Waitere and Rachel Bin Salleh will compare notes and find common-publishing-ground between Australia and Aotearoa New Zealand.
Content will be available to watch until June 30th, 2022.
Rachel Bin Salleh
Rachel Bin Salleh is descended from the Nimunburr and Yawuru peoples of the Kimberley region of Western Australia. She has worked in publishing for over 20 years and is passionate about Indigenous people telling their stories. Rachel lives in Broome with her family. Alfred’s War is her first book.
After five years as Chief Operations Officer at HUIA and equipped with previous directorship experience, Eboni became an Executive Director and owner in 2014. Eboni’s role at HUIA enables her to provide oversight of the company and in particular to the Commercial Publishing and Operations teams. Eboni is a strong advocate for Māori medium education and co-chairs Te Rūnanga o Ngāti Kahungunu ki te Whanganui-ā-Tara.
Grace Lucas-Pennington is an Aboriginal (Bundjalung) editor specialising in fiction and poetry. She grew up mostly between northern NSW and the greater Logan/Brisbane area. Grace is the Senior Editor at State Library of Queensland's black&write! Indigenous Writing and Editing Project.