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'Climate catastrophe, police brutality, white genocide, totalitarian rule and the erasure of black history provide the backdrop for stories of love, courage and hope. In this unflinching new anthology, eleven of Australia’s most daring writers of colour provide a glimpse of Australia in the year 2050. Edited by Michael Mohammed Ahmad, awardwinning author of The Lebs. Featuring Ambelin Kwaymullina, Claire G. Coleman, Omar Sakr, Future D. Fidel, Karen Wyld, Sarah Ross, Zoya Patel, Michelle Law and Hannah Donnelly. Published in partnership with Diversity Arts Australia and Sweatshop Literacy Movement.'

Source: Publisher's blurb.

Notes

  • Epigraph: The future belongs to those who prepare for it today. - Malcolm X

Contents

* Contents derived from the South Melbourne, South Melbourne - Port Melbourne area, Melbourne - Inner South, Melbourne, Victoria,:Affirm Press , 2020 version. Please note that other versions/publications may contain different contents. See the Publication Details.
Black Thoughts : Unreconciliatory Futures, Hannah Donnelly , single work essay
'I'm gonna educate you gronks. I get pissed off when white people wear the Aboriginal flag. Hey you. rah I'm talking to you. At protests, at exhibition openings, in selfies on Invasion Day, or because you lived in the Northern Territory for five years. I don't think there is ever a time in space for white bearers of the Koori flag. I should say Aboriginal flag cause south-east Aboriginal people, we don't own the flag. I had a Noongar housemate once who would always get annoyed when it came up and say, 'Yeh, you mean the Noongar flag.' (Introduction)
(p. 1-8)
We Live on, In Story, Karen Wyld , single work short story (p. 9-26)
Bu Liao Qing, Michelle Law , single work short story (p. 27-52)
White Flu, Omar Sakr , single work short story (p. 53-76)
Black Thoughts : Miscegenation, Hannah Donnelly , single work short story
'I broke my arm in Eugowra, a small place in central New South Wales, in the summer holidays before I started Year 3. I was at my uncle's place with his stepkids. The older kids were going for a paddock bash in an old beat-up car with buckets for seats. Me and my younger cousin wanted to go for a ride on our bikes. I didn't have my own bike, I had my brother's old BMX, the colours of fire sprayed over the black frame. I was ashamed that I didn't have a real bike and had to ride the BMX everywhere like a tomboy. I tried to accessorise with blue handlebar pads but it looked dumb. That day in the paddock me and my cousin were told firmly by my dad and uncle, her stepdad, to stay away from the boys hooning around. We weren't allowed to ride up the long dirt driveway to the main road. Like normal kids, we ignored the rules and rode over to where the boys were doing burnouts.' (Introduction)
 
(p. 77-86)
Displaced, Zoya Patel , single work short story (p. 87-106)
Stitches through Time, Sarah Ross , single work short story (p. 107-126)
Ostraka, Claire G. Coleman , single work short story (p. 127-142)
Buto (Tatalog, Noun: Bone, Seed), Kaya Ortiz , single work short story (p. 143-158)
Black Thoughts : Horses and Mules, Hannah Donnelly , single work prose (p. 159-164)
List of Known Remedies, Khalid Warsame , single work short story (p. 165-192)
The East Australia Company Mango Bridge, Roanna Gonsalves , single work short story (p. 193-226)
Your Skin Is the Only Cloth You Cannot Wash, Fidel Future , single work short story (p. 227-236)
Message from Ngurra Palya, Ambelin Kwaymullina , single work short story (p. 237-250)
Black Thoughts : Pemulwuy, Hannah Donnelly , single work short story
'I had never before considered whether an Aboriginal person could be an Anglophile. Then I came across one, a full-on black Anglophile. I thought being an Anglophile was a kind of paedophile to be honest, which would be an awkward thing to publicly admit so I looked it up later when they left in a cloud of earl grey and spotted dick: it means a person who greatly admires or favours England and all things English. I mean, sure I went through a phase of watching period dramas about rich British ladies yearning for the D, which was a bit of a sadistic habit, but this was a whole other level. ' (Introduction)
 
(p. 251-258)
A Timeline to 2050, Lena Nahlous , single work essay
'In her introduction to Palestine + 100: Storks from a Century After the Nakba, Basma Ghalayini ponders the genre of science fiction and its relevance to Palestinian writing. She notes: The cruel present (and the traumatic past) have too firm a grip on Palestinian writers' imaginations for fanciful ventures into possible futures.' (Introduction)
 
(p. 259)

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

    • South Melbourne, South Melbourne - Port Melbourne area, Melbourne - Inner South, Melbourne, Victoria,: Affirm Press , 2020 .
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      Extent: 288p.
      Note/s:
      • Published 9 June 2020.
      ISBN: 9781925972818 (pbk)

Other Formats

  • Dyslexic edition.

Works about this Work

Looking for Good Books to Read in 2022? Here Are Some Tips from Renowned Australian Authors Dunja Karagic , Hamish McDonald , Simon Leo Brown , 2022 single work column
— Appears in: ABC News [Online] , January 2022;
y separately published work icon At Home with Randa Abdel-Fattah Astrid Edwards (interviewer), Melbourne : Bad Producer Productions , 2021 23451747 2021 single work podcast interview

'Randa Abdel-Fattah is a prominent Australian author, academic and human rights advocate.

'She seeks to translate her academic work into creative interventions which reshape dominant narratives around race, human rights and identity in popular culture - and she does this well in her 2021 non-fiction work Coming of Age in the War on Terror.

'Her debut novel Does My Head Look Big in This? has sold more than 100,000 copies in Australia, is published around the world and was performed on the stage in America. Randa is currently adapting the world as an Australian feature film.

'Randa has also published eleven novels across a range of genres. In 2018 and 2019 she was nominated for Sweden's 2019 Astrid Lindgren Award, the world's biggest children's and young adult literature award.

'In this interview Randa mentions the anthology After Australia.'(Production introduction)

y separately published work icon At Home with Michael Mohammed Ahmad Astrid Edwards (interviewer), Melbourne : Bad Producer Productions , 2021 23448980 2021 single work podcast interview 'Michael Mohammed Ahmad is the founding director of Sweatshop Literacy Movement and editor of the critically acclaimed anthology 'After Australia'. Mohammed's debut novel, 'The Tribe', won the 2015 Sydney Morning Herald Best Young Novelists of the Year Award. His second novel, 'The Lebs', won the 2019 NSW Premier's Multicultural Literary Award and was shortlisted for the 2019 Miles Franklin Literary Award. 'The Other Half of You' is his third novel.' (Production introduction)
Australia in Three Books Sara Saleh , 2021 single work review
— Appears in: Meanjin , Winter vol. 80 no. 2 2021;

— Review of After Australia 2020 anthology short story ; A Thousand Crimson Blooms Eileen Chong , 2021 selected work poetry
y separately published work icon At Home with Omar Sakr Astrid Edwards (interviewer), Melbourne : Bad Producer Productions , 2020 23454123 2020 single work podcast interview

'Omar Sakr is a poet and writer who brings the personal and political to life. In this interview, he discusses his writing craft, his foray into speculative fiction and the difference between what he publishes and what he writes for himself.

'Omar is the author of These Wild Houses, a collection of poetry shortlisted for the Judith Wright Calanthe Award and the Kenneth Slessor Prize for Poetry, as well as The Lost Arabs, which was shortlisted for the Queensland Literary Awards, the John Bray Poetry Award and the NSW Premier’s Literary Awards. In 2020, Omar contributed to the anthology After Australia with the short story White Flu.

'Elsewhere, Omar's articles and essays are published in The Saturday Paper, The Guardian,The Sydney Morning Herald, Archer, Meanjin, Kill Your Darlings, Going Down Swinging, SBS Online, SBS Life, SBS Comedy, The Wheeler Centre, and Junkee.' (Production introduction)

Books Roundup Ellen Cregan , Chloe Cooper , Fernanda Dahlstrom , Sam van Zweden , Amy Walters , 2020 single work review
— Appears in: Kill Your Darlings [Online] , July 2020;

— Review of A Lonely Girl Is a Dangerous Thing Jessie Tu , 2020 single work novel ; Living on Stolen Land Ambelin Kwaymullina , 2020 selected work poetry prose ; Metal Fish, Falling Snow Cath Moore , 2020 single work novel ; After Australia 2020 anthology short story
Blood at the Root : A Salutary Anthology Declan Fry , 2020 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Book Review , September no. 424 2020; (p. 25-26)

— Review of After Australia 2020 anthology short story

Acknowledging the limits of Acknowledgments of Country, the Wiradjuri artist Jazz Money once wrote:

whitefellas try to acknowledge things
but they do it wrong
they say
           before we begin I’d like to pay my respects
not understanding
that there isn’t a time before it begins
it has all already begun

 (Introduction)

Australia in Three Books Sara Saleh , 2021 single work review
— Appears in: Meanjin , Winter vol. 80 no. 2 2021;

— Review of After Australia 2020 anthology short story ; A Thousand Crimson Blooms Eileen Chong , 2021 selected work poetry
Australian Writers Ponder Future Ravaged by Climate Change, Pandemic in Speculative Fiction Anthology After Australia Hannah Reich , 2020 single work column
— Appears in: ABC News [Online] , June 2020;

'Sydney 2050: Circular Quay has been overrun by mud-encrusted ibises, the city's skyscrapers are mostly underwater, ferries rot in the harbour, and the Sydney Opera House's iconic sails are tipped sideways.' (Introduction)

y separately published work icon Michael Mohammed Ahmad : On 'After Australia' Astrid Edwards (interviewer), Melbourne : Bad Producer Productions , 2020 19699248 2020 single work podcast interview

'Michael Mohammed Ahmad is both a writer and editor. He received the Sydney Morning Herald's Best Young Australian Novelist Award for his debut novel The Tribe, and the sequel, The Lebs, was shortlisted for the Miles Franklin Literary Award.

'In 2020 he is the editor behind After Australia, a collection of short stories about Australia's potential futures, and it is this work that the interview focuses on. The anthology includes works from Ambelin Kwaymullina, Claire G. Coleman, Omar Sakr, Future D. Fidel, Karen Wyld, Khalid Warsame, Kaya Ortiz, Roanna Gonsalves, Sarah Ross, Zoya Patel, Michelle Law and Hannah Donnelly.

'Mohammed is also the founder and director of Sweatshop Literary Movement in Western Sydney.' (Introduction)

A Timeline to 2050 Lena Nahlous , 2020 single work essay
— Appears in: After Australia 2020; (p. 259)
'In her introduction to Palestine + 100: Storks from a Century After the Nakba, Basma Ghalayini ponders the genre of science fiction and its relevance to Palestinian writing. She notes: The cruel present (and the traumatic past) have too firm a grip on Palestinian writers' imaginations for fanciful ventures into possible futures.' (Introduction)
 
What I’m Reading Yves Rees , 2020 single work column
— Appears in: Meanjin Online 2020;
y separately published work icon At Home with Michael Mohammed Ahmad Astrid Edwards (interviewer), Melbourne : Bad Producer Productions , 2021 23448980 2021 single work podcast interview 'Michael Mohammed Ahmad is the founding director of Sweatshop Literacy Movement and editor of the critically acclaimed anthology 'After Australia'. Mohammed's debut novel, 'The Tribe', won the 2015 Sydney Morning Herald Best Young Novelists of the Year Award. His second novel, 'The Lebs', won the 2019 NSW Premier's Multicultural Literary Award and was shortlisted for the 2019 Miles Franklin Literary Award. 'The Other Half of You' is his third novel.' (Production introduction)
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