Book Review: Editor Maxine Beneba Clarke celebrates voices from the African diaspora in Growing Up African in Australian

Edited by Maxine Beneba Clarke, with Magan Magan and Ahmed YussufGrowing Up African in Australia is a new anthology from Black Inc., following on from Alice Pung’s Growing Up Asian in AustraliaBenjamin Law’s Growing Up Queer in Australia and Anita Heiss’ Growing Up Aboriginal in Australia. Carly Findlay, who also contributed to this collection, will edit Growing Up Disabled in Australia, with a due date to be announced.

Following the format of past works, submissions were accepted from people across the African diaspora, and the end result is an anthology filled with extraordinary prose, heartfelt poetry, and fascinating interviews, all exploring the lived experiences of African-Australians.

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