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Maxine Beneba Clarke

Forfatter af Foreign Soil

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Maxine Beneba Clarke is a West-Indian Australian writer. She has a Bachelor of Creative Arts/Law (majoring in Creative Writing and Human Rights). Her works include Overland, Foreign Soil, Gil Scott Heron is on Parole, I'm not a Racist But...: 40 Years of the Racial Discrimination Act, Nothing Here vis mere Needs Fixing, Original Skin and The Hate Race. Her short plays have been produced and her poetry has been broadcast on radio and presented at writers' festivals. (Bowker Author Biography) vis mindre

Omfatter også følgende navne: Maxine Beneba Clarke, Maxine Beneba-Clarke

Værker af Maxine Beneba Clarke

Foreign Soil (2014) 153 eksemplarer
The Patchwork Bike (2016) 118 eksemplarer
The Hate Race (2016) 111 eksemplarer
When We Say Black Lives Matter (2020) 77 eksemplarer
Growing Up African in Australia (2019) — Redaktør — 25 eksemplarer
Fashionista (2019) 18 eksemplarer
Carrying the world (2016) 15 eksemplarer
The Best Australian Stories 2017 (2017) 13 eksemplarer
Wide Big World (2018) 10 eksemplarer
How Decent Folk Behave (2021) 6 eksemplarer
The Saturday Portraits (2019) 5 eksemplarer
Original skin 1 eksemplar
We Know a Place (2023) 1 eksemplar

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Short Stories. Sarah had to read for school and she recommended. I Liked Harlem Jones & Aviation. Well written & easy to read.
SteveMcI | 7 andre anmeldelser | Jun 11, 2023 |
The author of The Patchwork Bike (illustrated by Van Thanh Rudd, 2016) writes to children about the meaning of the phrase Black Lives Matter.

Pastel illustrations, also by Clarke, on dark, textured paper are paired with oversized, contrasting text addressed to “Little one.” In the visuals, a family that begins as a couple expecting a baby grows into a family with a child and then becomes part of a community in protest, marching for Black lives, before a final page shows a jubilant Black boy in a cap and gown. The adult narrator explains that “when we say Black Lives Matter, / we’re saying Black people are wonderful-strong.” Other meanings of the rallying cry, when it is called out, screamed, sung, laughed, and known, include a demand for respect, a defiant joy, a channeling of ancestors, an acknowledgment of trouble, and knowing one’s worth. Clarke’s text is poignant and mesmerizing, with design elements that raise the text to an artistic level, shaping it around the art and highlighting active and emotional words in color: enough, dancing, radiant, precious. The art is truly outstanding, gripping the heart from the very first spread and not letting go. With colored shapes and stained-glass motifs, these Black figures feel real and weighty. Within this deep dive are tragedy, fear, anger, and mourning alongside hope, comfort, strength, and triumph. This slim book contains a necessary and healing exploration of our current moment that will remain relevant for decades to come.

An astonishing work of art and a crucial addition to every bookshelf. (Picture book. 4-10)

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CDJLibrary | 10 andre anmeldelser | Jan 23, 2023 |
Note: I accessed a digital review copy of this book through Edelweiss.
fernandie | 10 andre anmeldelser | Sep 15, 2022 |
I listened to a few of these stories and they were excellent and beautifully narrated. I will order her other audiobook, Foreign Soil.
Okies | 1 anden anmeldelse | Aug 31, 2022 |



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