Author(s): Germaine Greer
Germaine Greer's controversial polemic about post-colonialism, nationhood and black/white relations. "Aboriginality is a state of mind, not a matter of genetics." Race and racism is one of the world's most fraught issues. The problem is most acute where indigenous people have been displaced. White Australia, with its history of terrible treatment of Aborigines is an extreme case study. In this brilliant analysis Germaine Greer inverts the normal thinking, arguing that the problem is not the Aborigines, but the 'settler society'. Whitefellas, she says are out of control in Australia. There are lessons to be learned for the rest of the world too. The initial publication of this essay in Quarterly Essay generated a storm of responses. These too will be included in this volume, along with a brand new riposte from Germaine. About the Author: Germaine Greer is one of the most brilliant and original thinkers of our age. Her books include the epoch-making Female Eunuch, The Change and in 2003, The Boy. She divides her time between England and Australia.
'Greer is always enjoyable to read because her prose leaps from the page. She may rave but she is never dull.' The Age