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Claire G. Coleman

Claire G. Coleman

Claire G. Coleman is a Noongar writer, born in Western Australia, and now based in Melbourne. Her most recent books are Lies Damned Lies (Ultimo Press, 2021) and Enclave (Hachette, 2022).

Claire G. Coleman reviews ‘Always Will Be’ by Mykaela Saunders

April 2024, no. 463 25 March 2024
There has been talk in recent years about so-called Indigenous Futurism. Referencing Afro-Futurism, futurist fiction that imagines a new postcolonial Africa, the Indigenous version imagines a postcolonial world for Indigenous people, a future where the world is the way it should always have been. One quirk, however, is that Indigenous Futurism leans on Indigenous notions of time, an eternal now in ... (read more)

Claire G. Coleman reviews 'Firelight' by John Morrissey

October 2023, no. 458 24 September 2023
The best literary short fiction gives the author an opportunity to stretch their limbs from poetry into abstraction, painting emotion in words without the need to make figurative or even internal sense. The story does not need to be a medium for delivering ‘story’, as such, but can become a container of emotion, for the feelings the artist intends to deliver. The emotion delivered by literary ... (read more)