Commonwealth Now

Is the Commonwealth of Nations a legacy of another age? In Griffith Review 59: Commonwealth Now, writers from around the world explore the contemporary experience of Commonwealth citizens – confronting new challenges, reconciling the past, creating a sustainable and equitable future, settling scores and opening new exchanges.

Learning from experience

'A strong future for women is compelling, exciting and tantalisingly close if we work together to combat prejudice and misogyny, and recognise the intersections for women that need tackling in order to achieve equality.'

To celebrate International Women's Day and the program launch of Women of the World at Festival 2018, Griffith Review has published 'Learning from experience: Love, respect and celebration', an online exclusive for Griffith Review 59: Commonwealth Now by WoW founder Jude Kelly.



Relics of colonialism

'Of all the residual colonial ties, the one that Whitlam found particularly abhorrent and that he was determined to sever was the right of appeal from some state supreme courts to the Privy Council.'

In 'Relics of colonialism: The Whitlam dismissal and the Palace letters', from Griffith Review 59: Commonwealth Now, historian Jenny Hocking reveals what she has discovered about the letters between Sir John Kerr, the Queen and Prince Charles, and the implications for Australia’s constitutional future.

Dangerous little things

'My pride rested on the fact that Grandpa was a political prisoner. So was the Father of the Nation, Mahatma Gandhi, and our first prime minister, Jawaharlal Nehru, and the tallest leaders of India’s freedom struggle.'

In 'Dangerous little things: An account of turning political', from Griffith Review 59: Commonwealth Now, Annie Zaidi details how the social realities of India gradually intruded into her consciousness. Annie is featured in the recently released program for Women of the World at Festival 2018.

Submissions open – The Novella Project VI

Griffith Review's sixth novella project is now open to submissions of fiction and creative non-fiction addressing the theme of love and equality. With the support of the Copyright Agency Cultural Fund, at least five of the best entries will be published in Griffith Review 62: All Things Equal – The Novella Project VI (29 October 2018).

Deadline for submissions is 21 May 2018click here for more information.

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