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UTS Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences

Book Launch: "Borderland" by Graham Akhurst

Where
University of Technology Sydney
University of Technology Sydney
15 Broadway, Ultimo NSW 2007
UTS Central (Building 2) Level 4 Foyer Area
When

Friday 1 December 2023 from 5pm to 6:30pm

Join our University of Technology (UTS) Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (FASS) academics Graham Akhurst (FASS Indigenous Australian Studies & Creative Writing) and Professor Heidi Norman [FASS Associate Dean - Indigenous and Director of the Centre for the Advancement of Indigenous Knowledges (CAIK)] to celebrate the release of Graham's debut novel Borderland, through UWA Publishing.

Borderland follows Jono, a Brisbane-born Indigenous teenager lacking connection to his Country and community. When Jono and his best friend Lucia are presented the opportunity to intern with a documentary crew working to promote a large mining project in western Queensland, a conflict arises where Jono's intuition begins to clash with his desire, and he begins to experience visions of Wudun, a malevolent spirit from the Dreaming. What ensues is a heart-pounding gothic horror, following Jono on an epic quest to find himself.

Graham Akhurst is an Aboriginal writer and academic from the Kokomini of Northern Queensland. He is currently a lecturer at UTS FASS, specialising in Indigenous Australian Studies and Creative Writing. Borderland is his first novel.

Professor Heidi Norman is a leading and award-winning Australian researcher in the field of Aboriginal political history. She is a descendant of the Gomeroi people from north western NSW.

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