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Last updated on August 5th, 2017 at 04:00 am
Novellist Alexis Wright, rambling like a crazy woman in the SMH (no link available):
In my wildest imagination, I suspect that the ancient knowledge of fear still locked away deep in the conciousness of many non-indigenous Australians is still whispering to them but the cauldron’s magical power is malfunctioning and can cast no spell that totally works for this land. The power of wizards and witches transported from European cultures is being diluted and misused here.
The cauldron conscience improvises with the wrong ingredients and refuses to grant the vision of white supremacy as far as the eye can see.
In preceding paragraphs Wright complains about mining development and “our government’s cowardly endorsement of outsourcing torture.” Alexis Wright is the winner of the 2007 Miles Franklin Literary Award.
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