Clare Land, Decolonizing Solidarity: Dilemmas and Directions for Supporters of Indigenous Struggles


The thinking and learning of many community members and activists about how to work in support of Aboriginal struggles has gone into this book, Decolonizing solidarity: Dilemmas and Directions for Supporters of Indigenous Struggles.

The book was created in southeast Australia, but readers elsewhere will recognise the dilemmas explored and appreciate the directions offered. See what Linda Tuhiwai Smith (Aotearoa/NZ), Paul Kivel (antiracist educator, US), Damien Short (School of Advanced Study, UK) and Patta Scott-Villiers (Institute of Development studies, UK) have said about it.

The book is based on interviews with 24 Aboriginal community members and non-Aboriginal activists, and includes what the author, Clare Land, has personally learned through her own activist work in southeastern Australia.

It includes inspirational flyers and documents created by people pursuing land rights, black power and sovereignty in southeast Australia (Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane), and their supporters.

Gary Foley, Tony Birch and Marjorie Thorpe provided direction and critical feedback for the research that went into the book. They are members of the political community that the work was created for. Robbie Thorpe is a key influence on the book.

Clare Land’s supervisor for the PhD the book draws on was the wonderful Bob Pease, pro-feminist activist and academic.

The book is published by Zed Books, a radical and scholarly publisher and workers cooperative in the UK.


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