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Book Launch : Growing Up African in Australia



Immigration Museum
400 Flinders Street
Melbourne, Victoria, 3000
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Ticket includes copy of Growing Up African in Australia

Join the editors and authors of Growing Up African In Australia at this very special afternoon at Melbourne’s Immigration Museum.

Your chance to secure a copy of the book and hear from contributors to this important publication.

Compiled by award-winning author Maxine Beneba Clarke, with curatorial assistance from writers Ahmed Yussuf and Magan Magan, this anthology brings together voices from the regions of Africa and the African diaspora, including the Caribbean and the Americas. Told with passion, power and poise, these are the stories of African-diaspora Australians.

Contributors include Faustina Agolley, Santilla Chingaipe, Carly Findlay, Khalid Warsame, Nyadol Nyuon, Tariro Mavondo and many, many more.


Maxine Beneba Clarke is a widely published Australian writer of Afro-Caribbean descent. She is the author of the multi-award-winning story collection Foreign Soil, which has been set on high-school curriculums; the memoir The Hate Race, which won the NSW Premier’s Literary Award – Multicultural; the poetry collection Carrying the World, which won the 2017 Victorian Premier’s Award for Poetry; and the children’s book The Patchwork Bike, a 2017 CBCA Honour Book.

Magan Magan is a writer and poet who has read work at the National Gallery of Victoria, the National Young Writers’ Festival, the Emerging Writers’ Festival and Melbourne Writers Festival. His work has been published in Cordite Poetry Review and the anthologies Shots from the Chamber, Australian Poetry and Contemporary Australian Feminist Poetry. Magan’s latest book is From Grains to Gold (2018).

Ahmed Yussuf is a writer and journalist whose work has featured in Acclaim Magazine, The Guardian, TRT World and Jalada Africa. He was also an artist in the 2018 Digital Writers Festival. He co-founded the race and politics podcast Race Card