Claire G. Coleman is a Noongar woman whose family have belonged to the south coast of Western Australia since long before history started being recorded. She writes fiction, essays, poetry and art writing while either living in Naarm (Melbourne) or on the road. During an extended circuit of the continent she wrote a novel, Terra Nullius, which won the black&write! Indigenous Writing Fellowship and was listed for 8 awards including a shortlisting for The Stella Prize.
'With words as weapons, Coleman's mission to slay generations of lies, propaganda and rhetoric to reveal the truth is personal.' * Kill Your Darlings * 'her abilities as a poet are especially evident in the rhythms and striking imagery of her first non-fiction book.' * The West Australian * 'Coleman tears through many self-serving myths and lays them bare. The writing is personal and beautiful, the message angry and urgent.' -- Michael Williams * Qantas Magazine * 'a vital text that is both unflinching and full of hope.' * The Big Issue * 'Coleman uses the framework of her own experiences to deconstruct the myth of Great Australia and map out the devastating and long-lasting effects of colonisation today.' * Marie Claire *