First Things First

After more than two hundred years of largely unresolved disputes, Australia needs to hear the voices of Australia's First Nations – and act on them. In Griffith Review 60: First Things First, co-edited by Julianne Schultz and Sandra Phillips, Griffith Review excavates history and re-imagines the future, while not forgetting the urgencies of the present.

Whispering in our hearts

'The Uluru Statement from the Heart was the latest in a long line of entreaties from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people dismissed out of hand by those with political power. Australians are said to be a practical people uncomfortable with symbolism, but symbols grounded in reality have extraordinary power that cannot be avoided.'

Unlocked now, 'Whispering in our hearts: Time to learn from the past' is Founding Editor Julianne Schultz's introduction to Griffith Review 60: First Things First.

My grandfather's equality

'My grandfather fought for inclusion. Today we talk a lot more of separatism and exclusion. We are more likely to define ourselves by what we are not: whom we are against rather than what we share in common.'

Suspicious of the growing dominance of identity politics, Stan Grant asks what his grandfather would make of this 'age of hyper-identity' in 'My grandfather's equality: Confronting the cosmopolitan frontier'. This essay from Griffith Review 60: First Things First is unlocked now for a limited time.

Congratulations to our contributors

Congratualation to the four Griffith Review contributors who have been longlisted for the 2018 Miles Franklin Award: Catherine Mckinnon, Eva Hornung, Jane Rawson and Kim Scott.

Read more about their contributions to Griffith Review here.


Submissions open – Writing the Country

Submissions open – Writing the Country

As the environment changes at a dramatic rate, the way we think about about nature is changing also. Griffith Review 63: Writing the Country is open to works of both non-fiction and fiction that write the country through every angle, from the political and philosophical to the personal, ecological, historical and economic.

Deadline for submissions: Monday 30 July, 2018.
More details on the edition are available here.

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