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Title Big Ideas: Talking Points - Bigotry in Australia
Published Australia : ABC, 2014
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Summary Writer Alice Pung gives an address on bigotry followed by a conversation with Maxine Beneba Clarke and Nick Feik at the Melbourne Writers Festival. Alice Pung is a writer, editor and lawyer. In 2007 she won the Newcomer of the Year Award in the Australian Book Industry Awards for her memoir Unpolished Gem. She followed this up with My Father's Daughter in 2011.Here at the Melbourne Writers Festival she delivers a compelling address on bigotry and racism, seemingly without rancour. During this speech she shares sharp and surprising insights into her own family, friends, class, shock jocks and dog whistling politics.This address segues into a discussion with Maxine Beneba Clarke, an Australian writer of Afro-Caribbean heritage. She is a slam poetry champion and author of the poetry collections, Gil Scott Heron is on Parole and Nothing Here Needs Fixing.This session was moderated by Nick Feik, editor of The Monthly magazine
Notes Closed captioning in English
Event Broadcast 2014-11-10 at 11:00:00
Notes Classification: G
Subject Books -- Authorship.
Debates and debating in mass media.
Race discrimination -- Law and legislation.
Toleration -- Moral and ethical aspects.
Religious tolerance -- Islam.
Form Streaming video
Author Aly, Waleed, host
Clarke, Maxine Beneba, contributor
Feik, Nick, contributor
Pung, Alice, contributor