Bruce Pascoe’s latest book, Dark Emu. Black Seeds: Agriculture or Accident? (Magabala, 2014) was shortlisted for the Victorian Premier’s Literary Awards in 2014. In an authoritative discussion of the history of Aboriginal land use, Pascoe uses archaeological and authoritative discussion of the history of Aboriginal land use, Pascoe uses archaeological and doing so, he sheds light on colonial mythology, the history of dispossession, and the devastating impact of unsuitable farming practices on country.
‘Peek-a Boo Australia’ prefaces our collection in a spirited invitation to re-imagine our collective social, intellectual and creative responsibilities. ' (Publication abstract)