Foreign Soil Maxine Beneba Clarke

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Foreign Soil  by  Maxine Beneba Clarke

Foreign Soil by Maxine Beneba Clarke
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In this collection of award-winning stories, Melbourne writer Maxine Beneba Clarke has given a voice to the disenfranchised, the lost, the downtrodden and the mistreated. It will challenge you, it will have you by the heartstrings. This isMoreIn this collection of award-winning stories, Melbourne writer Maxine Beneba Clarke has given a voice to the disenfranchised, the lost, the downtrodden and the mistreated.

It will challenge you, it will have you by the heartstrings. This is contemporary fiction at its finest.Winner of the Victorian Premiers Unpublished Manuscript Award 2013.In Melbournes western suburbs, in a dilapidated block of flats overhanging the rattling Footscray train lines, a young black mother is working on a collection of stories.The book is calledForeign Soil.Inside its covers, a desperate asylum seeker is pacing the hallways of Sydneys notorious Villawood detention centre, a seven-year-old Sudanese boy has found solace in a patchwork bike, an enraged black militant is on the warpath through the rebel squats of 1960s Brixton, a Mississippi housewife decides to make the ultimate sacrifice to save her son from small-town ignorance, a young woman leaves rural Jamaica in search of her destiny and a Sydney schoolgirl loses her way.The young mother keeps writing, the rejection letters keep arriving ...



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