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Spinifex Press Newsletter
Issue 66, January 2016

                                    Happy New Year

Welcome to the January edition of The Spin newsletter bringing you our latest great books and exciting news.
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For the month of January just $10 for a copy of one of our very popular animal books.

A Girl's Best Friend
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Latest Release

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.

Food, land and seeds: protecting them is as essential to climate justice as rooftop solar, wind co-ops, or democratic public transit. This book lifts up the voices of indigenous and peasant farmers around the world, comprehensively explaining why their fight to stop the industrial food juggernaut is the same as the fight for a habitable, just planet.
Naomi Klein, author of This Changes Everything and The Shock Doctrine

Author Events


Author of Adoption Deception, Penny Mackieson recently presented a paper at the Fifth International Conference on Adoption Research held in Auckland, New Zealand.

In her book Adoption Deception: A personal and professional journey Penny gives a passionate, heart-wrenching and unflinchingly honest account of one woman’s life as an adopted person and her campaign for change. She presents a compelling argument for Permanent Care instead of adoption for vulnerable children unable to be raised by their families in the light of continuing issues of exploitation, identity loss and the priority given to adults’ wishes over children’s rights.


Author and Publisher Susan Hawthorne is currently in India and taking part in the Apeejay Kolkata Literary Festival held in Calcutta. Her sessions include Poetry Polyphony where poets read from their work in Hindi, Bengali, Urdu, English and a debate  “Poets are the unacknowledged legislators of the world” where Susan is joined by Bashabi Fraser, Chandrani Biswas, and Rui Coias.


Rachel Moran author of Paid For: My Journey Through Prostitution  was in Luxembourg for a conference on prostitution, advocating the Nordic model. 

So what is the Nordic model?

At its core, it decriminalises the act of selling sex and criminalises the act of buying it. It also puts emphasis on exit programs for those who want to get out of the trade, including social services for the victims.  

Forthcoming author events

Spinifex authors Melinda Tankard Reist, Caroline Norma and Helen Pringle are participating in an important conference: PORNOGRAPHY and harms to children and young people. Melinda Tankard Reist is the co-editor of and Caroline Norma and Helen Pringle are both contributing authors to Big Porn Inc: Exposing the Harms of the Global Porn Industry 

Date:Tuesday February 9
Place:University of New South Wales in Kensington, Australia


Authors in the Media


Editor of Getting Real: Challenging the Sexualisation of Girls, Melinda Tankard Reist comments on the American "pick-up" artist Jeff (Jeffy) Allen
on the ABC's Religion and Ethics Website    

Those concerned about rising rates of violence against women and the callous mistreatment of young women and girls - reflected in groping, street harassment, unwanted sexual demands and all the other manifestations of everyday sexism - decided the only "meeting" Jeffy should get was with fierce opposition. Melinda Tankard Reist


Lovely new Italian edition of Haifa Fragments by khulud khamis

Haifa Fragments is a new novel by Khulud Khamis that explores the life of a Palestinian citizen of Israel who refuses to be crushed by the feeling that she is an unwelcome guest in the land of her ancestors.
Chris Brazier, New Internationalist Magazine

Susan Hawthorne's Bibliodiversity. A Manifesto for Independent Publishing, is now available in French!

Following the Arabic publication (co-publishing by the Alliance’s Arabic-speaking network) of Bibliodiversity: A Manifesto for Independent Publishing (initially published by Spinifex Press in Australia), Charles Léopold Mayer publishers (France), les éditions d’en bas publishers (Switzerland), Presses universitaires d’Afrique (Cameroun) and Jamana publishers (Mali) have got together to co-publish the French version of the book.


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Spinifex Press Staff

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