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Another Day in the Colony

Author: Watego, Chelsea
Publisher: University of Queensland Press


A ground-breaking work – and a call to arms – that exposes the ongoing…

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A ground-breaking work – and a call to arms – that exposes the ongoing colonial violence experienced by First Nations people.

In this collection of deeply insightful and powerful essays, Chelsea Watego examines the ongoing and daily racism faced by First Nations peoples in so-called Australia. Rather than offer yet another account of ‘the Aboriginal problem’, she theorises a strategy for living in a society that has only ever imagined Indigenous peoples as destined to die out.

Drawing on her own experiences and observations of the operations of the colony, she exposes the lies that settlers tell about Indigenous people. In refusing such stories, Chelsea narrates her own- fierce, personal, sometimes funny, sometimes anguished. She speaks not of fighting back but of standing her ground against colonialism in academia, in court and in the media. It’s a stance that takes its toll on relationships, career prospects and even the body.

Yet when told to have hope, Watego’s response rings clear- Fuck hope. Be sovereign.

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Weight 0.35 kg
Dimensions 22.6 × 15.3 × 2.1 cm



Watego, Chelsea


University of Queensland Press

Release Date

Tuesday November 2nd, 2021


Paperback / softback

Main content page count

272 Pages