30 Aug 2016

Growing up Afro Caribbean in Australia

From Nine To Noon, 11:24 am on 30 August 2016
Maxine Beneba Clarke

Maxine Beneba Clarke Photo: supplied

On the face of it, writer Maxine Beneba-Clarke had a quintessential Aussie childhood. Growing up in suburban Sydney, riding in the family Ford Falcon, vegemite in the cupboard. She is the author of three poetry collections and an award winning book of short stories, Foreign Soil. Her latest work is a memoir, The Hate Race which touches on some of the racially charged episodes of her life growing up of Afro-Caribbean descent in the Lucky Country.