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Local Libraries: Larissa Behrendt

Sun 12 Sep, 3pm
Geelong Library & Heritage Centre

Due to COVID-19, this event has been cancelled.

Described by Tony Birch as ‘a work of great originality’, Larissa Behrendt’s After Story follows an Indigenous lawyer and her mother on a tour of England’s most revered literary sites. Colliding the past with the present and the Western canon with First Nations storytelling, Behrendt speaks about the extraordinary, illuminating power of literature and truth-telling. With Crystal McKinnon.


1 hour

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Larissa Behrendt is the author of two previous novels, Home and Legacy, and numerous books on Indigenous legal issues. She has written and produced several short films, is the host of 'Speaking Out' on ABC Radio, and is Distinguished Professor at the Jumbunna Institute at the University of Technology. After Story is her third novel.

Crystal McKinnon is a Yamatji woman living and working on Kulin Nation country. She is a Vice Chancellor’s Indigenous Research Fellow at RMIT University and the Indigenous Scholar in Residence at Melbourne Law School. Crystal is a community organiser and historian, whose work is underpinned by Indigenous critical theory.

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