Claire G. Coleman talks her new book out on Indigenous Literacy Day
Today is Indigenous Literacy Day, celebrating stories and language. The Indigenous Literacy Foundation aims to ‘provide a window into the richness, diversity and multilingual world of First Nations peoples.’
This year, the storytelling will be provided through a selection of ‘inspiring video stories’ by First Nations storytellers around the country. NITV presenter and Indigenous Literacy Foundation Ambassador Natalie Ahmat has stated that it is ‘an opportunity to advocate, promote and celebrate Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander culture, stories, and language.’
With this in mind, we were fortunate to communicate with Noongar woman and prize-winning author Claire G. Coleman, the winner of the black&write! Indigenous Writing Fellowship, the Griffith Review Novella Project 2020 and the Norma K Hemming Award for a Long Work award (just to name a few). Coleman also sits on the cultural advisory committee for the not-for-profit Indigenous Arts Consultancy Agency, has appeared on countless radio, podcast and television programs, and is the successful author of novels, poetry, and short stories. On September 1st, she is venturing into new terrain with her first non-fiction book, Lies, Damned Lies.