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Reading Salon 2 : Living on Stolen Land

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Join Social Design Sydney for our second reading salon!

We will be discussing a short book of prose called Living on Stolen Land By: Ambelin Kwaymullina

Living on Stolen Land is a prose-styled look at our colonial-settler 'present'. This book is the first of its kind to address and educate a broad audience about the colonial contextual history of Australia, in a highly original way. It pulls apart the myths at the heart of our nationhood, and challenges Australia to come to terms with its own past and its place within and on 'Indigenous Countries'.

This title speaks to many First Nations' truths - stolen lands, sovereignties, time, decolonisation, First Nations perspectives, systemic bias and other constructs that inform our present discussions and ever-expanding understanding. This title is a timely, thought-provoking and accessible read.

Kwaymullina said: ‘I wrote this book for all non-Indigenous people wanting to create better relationships with Indigenous peoples. It is a call to ‘Settlers to take meaningful action.’ Action is beyond awareness. It shifts the emphasis of responsibility from the current passive discourse of awareness to action.

Please purchase and read the book in advance of the meet up - it is short : )

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