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Living and Loving in Diversity

Chief Editor Maria Palotta-Chiarolli

Sad and funny, sexy and sensitive, angry and insightful: the deeply personal stories in this book reflect a rainbow of experiences and emotions, as diverse as the storytellers themselves. Join chief editor Maria Pallotta-Chiarolli and the Australian LGBTIQ Multicultural Council for a journey of discovery through queer multicultural multifaith Australia, with more than sixty voices from across the spectrum of sexualities and genders, families and relationships.

Annette Xiberras, lesbian Wurundjeri Elder with a Maltese father, provides a Welcome to Book and insights into her Indigenous-migrant family.

Filmmakers Tony Ayres and Franco Di Chiera share their experiences telling stories from minority cultures on Australian screens, while Benjamin Law talks queer Asian-Australian identity, and making The Family Law for SBS. Broadcaster Faustina Agolley talks about being 'out' as a woman of colour, and Anton Enus tells us about coming out as a 'coloured' gay man in South Africa.

Entertainer Paul Capsis reflects on doing Cabaret in the age of Trump while Asiel Adan talks about non-binary gender across the US border in Mexico. Meanwhile, Christos Tsiolkas imagines Ari, the protagonist of his iconic novel Loaded, now middle-aged, during a weekend of mass violence in distant Paris, while Patrick Abboud travels the world so he can come home.

Alyena Mohummadally searches for reconciliation between her queer and Muslim identities and Tony Briffa shares a personal story of growing up with intersex variations and the rigidity of Western medicine.

Contributors:
Patrick Abboud Doron Abramovici Asiel Adan Faustina Agolley Mama Alto Elvira Andreoli Gavriel Ansara Tony Ayres Ayman Barbaresco Jonathan Barnett Michael Barnett Roz Bellamy Maria Bololia Tony Briffa Hinde Ena Burstin Paul Capsis Carolina Paula Carpio Shanton Chang Joseph Carmel Chetcuti Margherita Coppolino Franco Di Chiera Anton Enus Cristian Cortes Garzon Sally Goldner Carl Gopalkrishnan Anne Harris Dino Hodge Konstantino Hadjikakou Peggy Iu Rida Khan Azja Kulpinska Benjamin Law Anthony Lekkas Mei Tze Ling Lian Low Alan Maurice Adam Messede Jack Migdalek Alyena Mohummadally Tony Mordini Nonno and Aroosa Olivia Noto Benjamin Oh Gary Paramanathan Vic Perri Corey Rabaut Raven Adam Ridwan Naya Rizwan Wil Roach Omar Sakr Michael Schembri Budi Sudarto Reem Sweid Judy Tang Christos Tsiolkas John Tzimas Paul Venzo Sim Victor Annette Xiberras Nevo Zisin

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Ochre and Rust

Philip Jones

Ochre and Rust takes nine Aboriginal and colonial artefacts from their museum shelves, and positions them at the centre of these gripping, poignant tales set in the heart of Australia's frontier zone. Philip Jones is a curator and historian, based at the South Australian Museum.

Winner of the 2008 Prime Minister's Literary Award for Non-Fiction
Shortlisted for the 2007 Queensland Premier's Literary Awards

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Holden Treasures

Don Loffler

Here at last is Don Loffler's long-promised book on rare and special examples of the first ten Holden models. The first five chapters feature such vehicles in their recent and/or current state. The last five are devoted to historic images of the vehicles in their heyday.

Thanks to painstaking and persistent research, Don has been able to assemble an amazing collection of over 500 images from black-and-white photographs and colour slides, many of which are bound to surprise enthusiasts and readers of this book.

'Don Loffler has evolved a unique style of automotive social history. His great capacity to find the human stories behind the cars and then to illustrate them with superb photographs makes all his books a joy to own, to read and to display. He has done the history of Australia's Own Holdens extremely proud in all his volumes. This one, aptly named Holden Treasures, and as painstakingly researched as his previous six, contains a wealth of previously unpublished material. When automotive historians of the future (if such exist) look back on the Holden, these fine books will present a ready-made archive.' - Dr John M. Wright (PhD)

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