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Alternative title: Brownface
Issue Details: First known date: 2021... no. 100 2021 Cordite Poetry Review
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'This issue of Cordite Poetry Review in particular focuses on the racist act of Brownface, especially in Australia. Brownface stems from the dehumanisation of Black people in the form of Blackface. Award-winning Afro-Caribbean-Australian author Maxine Beneba Clarke writes that Blackface was created when ‘White performers liberally applied black greasepaint or shoe polish and used distorted dialogue, exaggerated accents and grotesque movements to caricature people of African descent’ in the name of ‘art’.' (Winnie Siulolovao, from Editorial introduction)


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* Contents derived from the 2021 version. Please note that other versions/publications may contain different contents. See the Publication Details.
A Mouth Saying Stroh-beh-ree, Ling Toong , single work essay

'For reasons sufficient to the writer, as ‘Papa’ would say, certain places, people and words have been left out of these notes. Some are secret and some are known by everyone. There is, for instance, no mention of the row of shophouses in Bugis Junction, with their 19th Century carvings of flowers and patterned panels and broken wooden shutters, among them his childhood home, that he tore down when he grew up, nor of the jade green and lotus pink Peranakan tiles of a girls’ school, nor of dilly dallying, nor of Mt Sinai and Tan Kim Cheng and Goodwood and Randy Wick, nor of the sour smell of her breath when she kissed me and drank coffee from a condensed milk can and rolled white Gardenia bread into little balls between her fingers and sat and ate with one elbow resting on a raised knee. These notes are the straying and breaking of the root of an utterance, the strange fruit of constraint.' (Introduction)

Maar Bidi : Carving Sovereignty and Desire in Indigenous Youth Storytelling, Linda Martin , Nadia Rhook , Elfie Shiosaki , single work essay

'Academia has inherited a long history of non-Indigenous people speaking for Indigenous people and defining Indigeneity and Indigenous cultural heritage – each recurring act erasing Indigenous voices and agencies to speak. Within the discipline of Indigenous Studies, scholars are carving out new transformative pedagogical spaces to create Indigenous-determined stories and storylines. We advocate that, now more than ever, next-generation Indigenous storytelling is needed to nurture intergenerational story cycles which imagine and enliven Indigenous-determined futures.' (Introduction)

Kupu Rere Kēi"My friend was advised to italicise all the foreign words in her poems.", Alice Te Punga Somerville , single work poetry
They Risei"it used to be all", Jazz Money , single work poetry
Never Seeni"I’m sitting in the bath of a small dot on the map somewhere in the Wimmera Mallee. It’s the home of small", Indrani Perera , single work poetry
Eyadi"30 May 2020", Sara Saleh , single work poetry
2 Lifei"No, please don’t", Yu Ouyang , single work poetry
Guadalupapii"1AM", Asiel Adán Sánchez , single work poetry
I Am Forever Guilty of Whitefacei"he has to", Josh Cake , single work poetry
Hakka Landi"Hakka were Yellow River people but", W. H. Chong , single work poetry
Empathyi"When you call islamophobia, I listen", Guido Melo , single work poetry
Sonnet Lua – Malaga / Journeyi"Defending my life’s purpose I have sworn", Taofia Pelesasa , single work poetry
Sonnet Tolu – Agaga / Souli"When I consider that which life has spared,", Taofia Pelesasa , single work poetry
Jonahi"I said I got the keys like minit man, know the swag infinite fam", Phil Fresh , single work
To All the Hands Who Found Mei"to all the hands who found me", Emele Ugavule , single work poetry
In Protesti"On the AM peak hour train,", Christine Afoa , single work poetry
If He Asks You Where You’re fromi"it was the shattering of ceramic at first / my skin its own kind of sepulchre / we watch the black sky together /", Himaja Wijesinghe , single work poetry
What Am I to You?i"Tick boxes, drop down menus", Pooja Chowdhary , single work poetry
Coconut Headi"I’ve held,", Brad David , single work poetry
Between Us, Andrea de Kauwe , single work

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