Terra Nullius by Claire G. Coleman
SHORTLISTED FOR THE STELLA PRIZE 2018 Highly Commended in the Victorian Premier’s Literary Awards 2017 Shortlisted for the ABIA Matt Richell Award for New Writers 2018 Shortlisted for the Aurealis Award for a Science Fiction Novel 2017 Longlisted for the Indie Book Award for Debut Fiction 2018 Nominated for Ditmar Award Best New Talent 2018
Jacky was running. There was no thought in his head, only an intense drive to run. There was no sense he was getting anywhere, no plan, no destination, no future. All he had was a sense of what was behind, what he was running from. Jacky was running. The Natives of the Colony are restless. The Settlers are eager to have a nation of peace, and to bring the savages into line.
Families are torn apart, reeducation is enforced. This rich land will provide for all. This is not Australia as we know it. This is not the Australia of our history. This TERRA NULLIUS is something new, but all too familiar. An incredible debut from a striking new Australian Aboriginal voice.
‘A delightfully duplicitous noodle-bender that flips the script on the Indigenous Australian survival narrative.’ – Kirkus Reviews