Past Event

A Western Sydney Book Club – March 2024

April 5, 2024 6:30 pm — Tickets FREE
8 Victoria Rd Paramatta

A Western Sydney Book Club

'Edenglassie' by Melissa Lucashenko

About the Book

Edenglassie by Melissa Lucashenko explores two entwined Indigenous stories spanning five generations, from the colonial past of Queensland to the present day. In the heart of colonial unrest, Mulanyin dreams of taking his bride Nita to Yugambeh Country but is confronted by the brutal realities of British rule. Centuries later, the legacy of their story echoes in the lives of activist Winona and Dr. Johnny, who, alongside the centenarian Grannie Eddie, face contemporary challenges deeply rooted in the colonial past. Lucashenko delves into themes of colonialism, indigenous resistance, and cultural identity, challenging historical narratives and reimagining a future that confronts colonial legacies.

About the Facilitator

SJ Norman will facilitate the conversation about Melissa Lucashenko novel Edenglassie.

SJ Norman is a writer, artist and curator. He has been the recipient of numerous significant honours for his work in the visual and performing arts and literature, including: the 67th Blake Prize, the 2022 Peter Blazey Prize, a Sidney Myer Creative Fellowship and Australia Council Fellowship. His debut collection of fiction, Permafrost, was published in 2021, garnering many award nominations. He is based in Lenapehoking/New York.

Reserve Your Spot Here!

Join SJ Norman in a conversation about ‘Edenglassie’ by Melissa Lucashenko.
This month’s edition takes place in the safe and welcoming space of Arts & Cultural Exchange, Parramatta.
A Western Sydney Book Club explores books led by guest authors, for readers, in and connected to Western Sydney.


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