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The Importance of Diversity in Literature – New Perspectives

17 May 2019 at 6.00 pm - 7.00 pm

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Free

How important is it that published works reflect the lives of all Australians?

“We need diverse books because a lack of diversity is a failure of our humanity. Literature without diversity presents a false image of what it is to be human. It masks ‘s and therefore contributes to ‘s the continuation of existing inequities, and it widens the gulfs of understanding that are already swallowing our compassion for each other.” Ambelin Kwaymullina, Indigenous author and illustrator.

Cate Sutherland, an editor at Fremantle Press, will lead the discussion panel and invite contributions from the audience. Guests include Yuot Alaak, Rafeif Ismail and Scott-Patrick Mitchell.

If you are unable to attend after booking please cancel on Eventbrite or notify the library as soon as possible to allow others to book.

Details

Date:
17 May 2019
Time:
6.00 pm - 7.00 pm
Cost:
Free

Location

Armadale Library
Armadale Central, Armadale Central Shopping Centre Shop, 64/10 OrchaRoad Avenue
Armadale, WA 6112 Australia
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Phone:
(08) 9394 5125
Website:
https://library.armadale.wa.gov.au/libraries