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ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Germaine Greer is a renowned writer, academic and journalist. Her books include The Female EunuchThe Obstacle RaceThe ChangeThe Whole WomanThe Beautiful Boy, White Beech and Quarterly Essay 11: Whitefella Jump Up – The Shortest Way to Nationhood. Widely regarded as one of the most significant voices of feminism in the twentieth century, she currently divides her time between England and her rainforest property on the Queensland–NSW border.

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Germaine Greer suggests that embracing Aboriginality is the only way Australia can fully imagine itself as a nation.
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WHAT PEOPLE ARE SAYING

An essay about sitting down and thinking where all the politics start and what kind of legend Australia wants to place at its heart.

Peter Craven

Australia might well benefit from a new national narrative that recognizes its post-colonial status and fragile ecology, and pays more attention to its Aboriginal heritage.

Robbie Hudson, The Sunday Times

Highly charged and instantly controversial.

Morag Fraser, Australian Book Review

Brilliant and original... A powerful polemic, skillfully organised, thoughtful and beautifully written.

Philip Knightley, The Independent Review

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