But the biggest absence is that of Indigenous Australians.
The greenness of the mushy peas represents anticipation of forthcoming spring …
I thought, what if? What if Ben Okri, when he was cleaning up his things from the table after the signing, idly picked up my business card, read it, then slipped it into his wallet, the way that writers glean and collect and store things, just in case they might be useful?
Derek Mortimer with Nigerian writer/poet, Ben Okri, at the Sydney Writers’ Festival. What a great event the Writers’ Festival is, perched on the edge of Sydney Harbour in the old timber wharves, under the shadow of the Bridge, listening to some of the world’s greatest contemporary writers, thinkers and journalists (not all of the latter […]
“Logic will get you from A to B. Imagination will take you everywhere.” Albert Einstein (1879-1955).
archeological evidence of civilisations far beyond that of simply hunter gatherers which is presented as pre-European invasion history.
Listen to the interview: Part 1 part 2
For those of you who live in the Sydney area, I will be discussing, On the Run, with activist and broadcaster, Shirley Lewis, well known for, among other things, her global campaign against the use of plastic bags in supermarkets. We will be on The GLOBAL TV Show, RBN 89.1 FM, Monday Dec 29, 10.30 am. Tune in […]
At last I’m up and running – well, walking – with my first ebook, ‘On the Run’ now available