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Spinifex Press Newsletter
Issue 65, December 2015

Welcome to the December edition of The Spin newsletter packed with forthcoming titles, news, reviews and much more.


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The great climate robbery
how the food system drives climate change and what we can do about it

This timely anthology by the international NGO Grain shows how food sovereignty is critical to any lasting and just solution to climate change. With governments, particularly those from the main polluting countries, abdicating their responsibility to deal with the problem, it has become ever more critical for people to take action into their own hands. Changing the food system is perhaps the most important and effective place to start.




Professor Karen Healy launched Penny Mackieson's  Adoption Deception  at the Australian Association of Social Worker's Symposium held on November 28 in Sydney.

Adoption Deception: A personal and professional journey is a passionate, heart-wrenching and unflinchingly honest account of one woman’s life as an adopted person and her campaign for change. 



Acclaim for Fish-Hair Woman 
‘Fish-Hair Woman’ on stage as poetic as the novel

The De La Salle University (DLSU) Harlequin Theatre Guild’s adaptation of Merlinda Bobis’ Fish-Hair Woman, which had its second restaging since it was first showcased in March, proved to be just as poetic as the novel.


Diane Bell author of Daughters of the Dreaming and Ngarrindjeri Wurruwarrin and Listen the Ngarrindjeri Women Speaking was recently interviewed about Miles Franklin's time in Serbia in 1917. Follow the link and slide the counter along the bottom of the graphic and it starts at 1.42, last item.


khulud khamis, the author of
Haifa Fragments  is one of the initiators of a new website, Tusukteesh (Arabic for “don’t remain silent”). 

“The initiative started as a way to break the silence that exists in Arab society,” says Khulud, “We believe that Arab women today have no safe space in which to share their experiences, and Tuskutish provides that space. Now a woman can tell her personal story while maintaing anonymity.”




Bibliodiversity: A Manifesto for Independent Publishing by Susan Hawthorne is now available in Arabic and translated by 5 publishers: In Egypt (Elain Publishing), Lebanon (Dar Al Farabi and Al Intischar), Syria (Atlas), and Tunisia (Med Ali).


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