Three Aboriginal writers discuss how they navigate place, identity and all the other parts of them in their writing, as well as how migrant, refugee and settler writers can write about their relationship to place and land in Australia without reinforcing aspects of settler colonialism.

Evelyn Aruluen, Ellen O'Brien, Merryana Salem

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