Claire G Coleman

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Claire G Coleman is a Wirlomin-Noongar woman whose ancestral country is in the South Coast of Western Australia. Her debut novel, Terra Nullius (Hachette, 2017), was shortlisted for the Stella Prize and the Aurealis Award, and won the Norma K Hemming Award.


Hope sends a message

FictionI am here to get the feel of the place; to understand why they are here, at the edge of the world, keeping hope alive. I need that hope and I think I am not alone in that sentiment. That is why I was sent, why I agreed to come, why this piece is being published – unless it has been suppressed. I am displaced as much as the people here; my family have not been to our homelands for generations.

The mists of down below

FictionTHERE WAS NOTHING Agent Kayl Green feared more than the kindness of strangers, something that could never really be repaid; kindness had a cost that was unknown until it was owed. Nothing Kayl feared more except the disease, the...

Boodjar ngan djoorla

EssayMY BONES ARE in the soul of Country, and Country is in my bones. My veins are the creeks that flow to the sea and never quite reach it; walled off by sand, drying up in the sun. They...

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