Schools' Program

Growing Up African in Australia

Wed 4 Sep, 10am
Treasury Theatre

Sharing stories is how we get to know each other better – to respect and celebrate our differences. Maxine Beneba Clarke talks to Hope Mathumbu, Nyadol Nyuon and Ahmed Yussuf, contributors to Growing Up African in Australia, an anthology of some of those stories.

Duration

45 minutes

Session code

7601

Accessibility

Tickets

Session Artists

Maxine Beneba Clarke is the ABIA and Indie award-winning author of the memoir The Hate Race, the short fiction collection Foreign Soil, the poetry collection Carrying The World, and several critically acclaimed children's books, including the recently released Fashionista. She is The Saturday Paper's Poet Laureate.

Hope Mathumbu is a Queer Black South African born woman, who has lived and worked on the sovereign lands of the Kulin Nation since 2003. Her work in public health, radio, arts and various other community development sectors is driven by her belief in the Black African humanist philosophy of Ubuntu.

Nyadol Nyuon is a lawyer, community advocate, writer, and accomplished public speaker. She holds a bachelor degree in Arts from Victoria University and a law degree from The University of Melbourne.

Ahmed Yussuf is a writer and journalist. He co-edited Growing Up African in Australia, the first anthology of African-diaspora stories in Australia. His work has featured in Acclaim Magazine, The Guardian, TRT World and Jalada Africa. He was also an artist in the 2018 Digital Writers Festival.

More sessions like this one

Schools' Program

Goodbye, World

Thu 5 Sep, 11.15am
Wishlist

Lynette Noni’s bestselling Medoran Chronicles comes to a close with her latest book, Vardaesia. She shares the highs and lows of writing a series spanning nine (human) years, and...

Schools' Program

Curiosity Killed the Fake News Cycle

Tue 3 Sep, 11.15am
Wishlist

In an age where mischief-makers are empowered by algorithms, the world needs more smart and inquisitive readers. Jack Latimore, senior editor for NITV News Online, explains the val...

Schools' Program

The Great Debate

Mon 2 Sep, 2.15pm
Wishlist

Students from across Victoria put their minds to the test live on stage, battling it out in an intense debate on a tricky topic. Armed only with words and wit, which team will reig...

Schools' Program

Imagining Alternate Worlds

Wed 4 Sep, 11.15am
Wishlist

For some, Claire G Coleman’s and Ambelin Kwaymullina’s works offer new ways to see the world – ways which force many to reflect on and question their reality. They discuss ho...