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Charmaine Papertalk Green

This is my data, and
This is my Sovereign right.
No more whitewashing
Let Truth be told

— Cordite

Charmaine Papertalk Green award-winning Aboriginal poet of the Wajarri, Badimaya and Nhanagardi Wilunyu from Yamaji Nation. Author of Nganajungu Yagu (Cordite 2019); Tiptoeing Tod the Tracker (Oxford University Press, 2014); Just Like That (Fremantle Art Press, 2007) and co-authored False Claim of Colonial Thieves (Magabala Books, 2018)with WA poet John Kinsella. She lives in Geraldton Western Australia.

See Charmaine’s full piece here

See Charmaine Papertalk Green and other First Nations Writers at Blak & Bright 2022

17– 20 March 22