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Alison Whittaker

Alison Whittaker

Alison Whittaker is a Gomeroi poet and legal researcher. Between 2017-18, she was a Fulbright recipient at Harvard Law School, where she was named Dean’s Scholar in Race, Gender and Criminal Law. Her latest book, BLAKWORK, was released to critical acclaim in September 2018.

Alison Whittaker reviews 'The Old Lie' by Claire G. Coleman

September 2019, no. 414 26 August 2019
In The Old Lie, Claire G. Coleman has given herself a right of reply to her award-winning début novel, Terra Nullius (2017). Here, she strips away some of the racial ambiguity of the human–alien invasion allegory of that novel and leaves in its place a meaty analysis of colonisation and imperialism. The Old Lie is also a hoot, a rollick through both sci-fi and speculative fiction. While some e ... (read more)