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Winnie Siulolovao Dunn

Winnie Siulolovao Dunn is a Tongan Australian writer and arts worker from Mt Druitt. She is the general manager of Sweatshop: Western Sydney Literacy Movement and holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Western Sydney University. Dunn’s work has been published in the Sydney Review of Books, Griffith Review, Meanjin, SBS Voices and Southerly. She is the editor of several anthologies, including Sweatshop Women volumes 1 and 2, The Big Black Thing and Bent Not Broken. She is currently completing her debut novel as the recipient of a 2019 CAL Ignite Grant.

Submission to Cordite 99: BROWNFACE

The brownface caricature of Jonah Takalua – as created and played by comedian Chris Lilley in the television show Jonah from Tonga – has been haunting Australia for twelve years.

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‘A way of breathing together’: Winnie Dunn Interviews Merlinda Bobis

Merlinda Bobis is a poet first and foremost but her extensive body of work has transpired across novels, plays, performances, essays, and works for radio. A single dialogue between us can in no way capture her incredible writing, which is …

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Winnie Siulolovao Dunn Reviews Tayi Tibble

Against the Whiteness of settler-colonial Aotearoa history, Tayi Tibble brings from margin to centre, her Indigenous experience as a Te Whānau ā Apanui / Ngāti Porou woman. Pokūahangatus is her debut poetry collection, which explores the violence of settler-colonialism against the imagery of pop culture, Māori activism and the strength and sensuality of Brown women.

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FOB: Fresh Off the Books

‘Only idiots and government leeches live in Western Sydney,’ Zekay said to me as he tied up his oily brown hair into a topknot. He was standing in the middle of the grass at Central Park Mall, his hairy arms spread out like he was Jesus on the cross.

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