The Hate Race
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The Hate Race

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Shortlisted for the Victorian Premier's Literary Award for Non-FictionShortlisted for the Stella Prize 2017'Against anything I had ever been told was possible, I was turning white. On the surface of my skin, a miracle was quietly brewing . . .'Suburban Australia. Sweltering heat. Three bedroom blonde-brick. Family of five. Beat-up Ford Falcon. Vegemite on toast. Maxine Beneba Clarke's life is just like all the other Aussie kids on her street.Except for this one, glaring, inescapably obvious thing.From one of Australia's most exciting writers, and the author of the multi-award-winning FOREIGN SOIL, comes THE HATE RACE: a powerful, funny, and at times devastating memoir about growing up black in white middle-class Australia.show more

Product details

  • Hardback | 272 pages
  • 157 x 237 x 24mm | 496g
  • Little, Brown Book Group
  • Corsair
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 147215150X
  • 9781472151506
  • 9,061

Review quote

The Hate Race has a heft to it that is at once steeped in history, and also exquisitely and playfully modern; it is lyrical, sincere and ironic, but above all, it is fierce . . . Technically, this book is near-perfect . . . Never before have I read narrative repetition executed with such precision, poetry and power. Five stars. * Books+Publishing *show more

About Maxine Beneba Clarke

Maxine Beneba Clarke is an Australian writer and slam poetry champion of Afro-Caribbean descent. She is the award-winning author of the poetry collections Gil Scott Heron is on Parole and Nothing Here Needs Fixing. Her debut short fiction collection Foreign Soil won the Victorian Premier's Award Unpublished Manuscript Award (2013), the Indie Book Award for Debut Fiction (2015) and the Australian Book Industry Award for Literary Fiction Book of The Year (2015). Foreign Soil was also shortlisted for the Stella Prize for Australian Women's writing (2015). Corsair will publish her memoir The Hate Race in 2016.show more

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1,120 ratings
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4 40% (445)
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