Claire G. Coleman
Rating: 3 / 5
“Jacky was running. There was no thought in his head, only an intense drive to run. There was no sense he was getting anywhere, no plan, no destination, no future. All he had was a sense of what was behind, what he was running from”, begins Terra Nullius.
The winner of the 2016 black&write! writing fellowship, Coleman is a new Indigenous voice well qualified to write about the impact of colonialism and being misplaced from your home.
We hear from aboriginals, troopers, the Graziers Association and Catholic Sisters. The settlers want to have a nation of peace, but this can only happen if they can bring the ‘savages’ into line. This is why Jacky is running.
This book has passion because Coleman knows the fear, effect and impact the settlers have had on her country. You may think you know the story of Australia’s colonialism but this book will enlighten you.