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In Melbourne’s Western Suburbs, in a dilapidated block of flats overhanging the rattling Footscray train-lines, a young black mother is working on a collection of stories.

The book is called FOREIGN SOIL. Inside its covers, a desperate asylum seeker is pacing the hallways of Sydney’s notorious Villawood detention centre, a seven-year-old Sudanese boy has found solace in a patchwork bike, an enraged black militant is on the war-path through the rebel squats of 1960s’ Brixton, a Mississippi housewife decides to make the ultimate sacrifice to save her son from small-town ignorance, a young woman leaves rural Jamaica in search of her destiny, and a Sydney schoolgirl loses her way.

The young mother keeps writing, the rejection letters keep arriving…

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Comments on: "Foreign soil – Maxine Beneba Clarke" (1)

  1. I recommend the book Foreign Soil by Maxine Beneba Clarke. It is a collection of stories which voice the experience of migrants and displaced people. It is especially interesting because it is so different to normal, conventional books. I would recommend this to those who are concerned with humanitarian issues and the issues which face people who are considered ‘outsiders’.

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