The first time Maxine Beneba Clarke realised the colour of her skin mattered was her first day at preschool, when a classmate declared her to be “brown” with accusatory scorn. As she recalls in her incendiary new memoir The Hate Race:

The first time Maxine Beneba Clarke realised the colour of her skin mattered was her first day at preschool, when a classmate declared her to be brown with accusatory scorn. As she recalls in her incendiary new memoir The Hate Race:

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Launch: Maxine Beneba Clarke’s ‘Carrying the World’

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Our unnamed racism holds us back

In Australian Politics, It’s Turmoil Time Once

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Maxine Beneba Clarke grew up in sunny, suburban Sydney, the child of two West Indian emigres. In many ways, it was a typical Australian childhood of the 1980s and 1990s – she caught tadpoles in the creek, rode her bike and longed for a cabbage-patch kid. But Maxine was never allowed to forget that her skin colour marked her out as someone different.   As part of our HEY GIRL series of conversations, Maxine is coming to the Wheeler Centre to talk about her own Australian girlhood; a girlhood…

Maxine Beneba Clarke grew up in sunny, suburban Sydney, the child of two West Indian emigres. In many ways, it was a typical Australian childhood of the

Portrait of Maxine Beneba Clarke

Portrait of Maxine Beneba Clarke


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