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Launch of Another Day in the Colony by Chelsea Watego
24 Nov / 6:00pm
In store at Avid Reader Bookshop / Zoom online

Launch of Another Day in the Colony by Chelsea Watego

Join Wesley Enoch in-conversation with UQP author Chelsea Watego discussing Another Day in the Colony.

In this collection of deeply insightful and powerful essays, Chelsea Watego examines the ongoing and daily racism faced by First Nations peoples in so-called Australia. Rather than offer yet another account of ‘the Aboriginal problem’, she theorises a strategy for living in a society that has only ever imagined Indigenous peoples as destined to die out.

Drawing on her own experiences and observations of the operations of the colony, she exposes the lies that settlers tell about Indigenous people. In refusing such stories, Chelsea narrates her own: fierce, personal, sometimes funny, sometimes anguished. She speaks not of fighting back but of standing her ground against colonialism in academia, in court and in the media. It’s a stance that takes its toll on relationships, career prospects and even the body.

Yet when told to have hope, Watego’s response rings clear: Fuck hope. Be sovereign.

‘Through inspiring acts of sovereignty and triumphant resistance, Chelsea Watego crafts a powerful and important personal account that is a must-read: confronting, generous, moving and insightful. She is a defining voice of her generation and our people.’ Larissa Behrendt

This event commences instore and online at 6.30pm (AEST) on Wednesday 24 November at Avid Reader Bookshop.

NOTE: In registering for this event you need to include your email address.

Instore guests - 6.00 for a 6.30pm start. Limited to eighty seats. With booking an instore ticket your name will be on the door at Avid Reader. Bar opens at 5.30pm with drinks available for purchase prior to and after the event.

Online guests - Avid Reader will email the Zoom event link to you after 4.00pm AEST on the day of the event.