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Issue Details: First known date: 2019... 24-30 August 2019 of The Saturday Paper est. 2014 The Saturday Paper
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* Contents derived from the 2019 version. Please note that other versions/publications may contain different contents. See the Publication Details.
Limericki"There once was a shock-jock, annoying:", Maxine Beneba Clarke , single work poetry
Film Director Jennifer Kent, Steve Dow , single work column
'Five years after her much-lauded The Babadook, director Jennifer Kent has returned with The Nightingale, which tackles Australia’s brutal colonial history. She reveals what drew her to tell this story – and what she thinks of audience reactions to the film’s violence. “The whole point of The Nightingale is what happens when that rage winds down. What are you left with? That to me is the most interesting part of the story: what lies underneath it is a broken heart.” ' 

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Ben Hobson : Snake Island, Thuy On , single work review
— Review of Snake Island Ben Hobson , 2019 single work novel ;

'Snake Island’s tone is established in the opening pages when a pelican gasping on the mudf lats is decapitated out of mercy. This uncompromising stance is sustained throughout as Ben Hobson delivers a novel drenched in blood. Darkly lit as though it were a chiaroscuro study of crime and punishment, Hobson’s second book explores generational abuse and retributive action. Violence indeed begets violence, spilling across the path of every unfortunate character.'  (Introduction)

Samia Khatun : Australianama, Justine Hyde , single work review
— Review of Australianama : The South Asian Odyssey in Australia Samia Khatun , 2019 multi chapter work criticism poetry prose biography ;

'Bangladeshi Australian author Samia Khatun’s Australianama is a book of books, a survey of divergent modes of historical storytelling, and a search for truth in the face of cultural erasure. It opens with Khatun visiting her mother, Eshrat, in a mental health ward in Sydney’s suburbs. Plagued with terrifying visions in Bengali, Eshrat is locked each night in a shared room with a uniformed Australian soldier – recently returned from Afghanistan – who she believes will murder her in her sleep. With the hospital refusing to relocate her mother, Khatun comprehends an irresolvable dissonance: “Western states cannot bomb, exploit, drone, invade and kill South Asians andhave us as part of their citizenry at the same time.” She laments, “The migrant story I had inhabited for much of my life buckled, and eventually collapsed.” This acts as the catalyst for Khatun’s expansive history of the South Asian diaspora in colonial Australia.' (Introduction)

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