Culture

"A people without the knowledge of their past history, origin and culture is like a tree without roots."

Marcus Garvey

February 22, 2017
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“Quite an Abusive Story” by John Kidson – Review

This novel is written in the first person and styled like a secret diary. The diary narrative explores a number of relationships the victim has and their response to his […]
September 12, 2016
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Australia Hates the First Australians

Did that get your attention? We are a country that still celebrates Australia Day. Australia prides itself on its all-inclusive ideals and multiculturalism; however, none of those ideals apply to […]
September 5, 2016
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Ontological Asemic: In what new language shall we meet?

Ontological Asemic: In what new language shall we meet? by Lucinda Sherlock Ontology – relating to or based upon being or existence. Asemic writing is a wordless open semantic form […]
July 4, 2016
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Hans Rookmaaker

Someone recently asked me, what inspired my interest in blues music*.  I could have said all kinds of things about how the blues are foundational to so much contemporary music, or […]
May 30, 2016
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Contrasting Cultures

  From day one the colonial enterprise displaced Australia’s First Peoples and it has been trying to civilize, exterminate, absorb and assimilate Australia’s First Peoples ever since.  A key element of this has […]
May 20, 2016
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Kornden: 6 Noongar ‘Kings’

  Over five days in July 1901, the people of Perth welcomed the Duke of York and Duchess of Cornwall in one of the final legs of their long tour […]

"Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about the things that really matter"

Martin Luther King Jr