Foreign Soil



From A New Voice In International Fiction, A Prize Winning Collection Of Stories That Cross The World Africa, London, The West Indies, Australia And Express The Global Experience With Exquisite Sensitivity Dave Eggers, Author Of The Circle.In This Collection Of Award Winning Stories, Maxine Beneba Clarke Gives Voice To The Disenfranchised, The Lost, And The Mistreated Her Stories Will Challenge You, Move You, And Change The Way You View This Complex World We Inhabit.Within These Pages, A Desperate Asylum Seeker Is Pacing The Hallways Of Sydney S Notorious Villawood Detention Centre A Seven Year Old Sudanese Boy Has Found Solace In A Patchwork Bike An Enraged Black Militant Is On The War Path Through The Rebel Squats Of 1960s Brixton A Mississippi Housewife Decides To Make The Ultimate Sacrifice To Save Her Son From Small Town Ignorance A Young Woman Leaves Rural Jamaica In Search Of Her Destiny And A Sydney Schoolgirl Loses Her Way.In The Bestselling Tradition Of Novelists Such As Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie And Marlon James, This Urgent, Poetic, And Essential Work Announces The Arrival Of A Fresh And Talented Voice In International Fiction.Foreign Soil

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  • Hardcover
  • 272 pages
  • Foreign Soil
  • Maxine Beneba Clarke
  • 07 November 2017
  • 1501136364

10 thoughts on “Foreign Soil

  1. says:

    Racial issues are embedded in Australian culture Current generations have grown up hearing stories of refugees, studying the events behind National Sorry Day, and watching footage of crowded boats desperate for asylum.Maxine Beneba Clarke, an Australian writer of Afro Caribbean heritage, has used Foreign Soil to confront different forms of cultural separation From a Sudanese woman s first attempt at riding a bicycle, to an ex Sri Lankan soldier held in detention, her short stories are characte Racial issues are embedded in Australian culture Current generations have grown up hearing stories of refugees, studying the events behind National Sorry Day, and watching footage of crowded boats desperate for asylum.Maxine Beneba Clarke, an Australian writer of Afro Caribbean heritage, has used Foreign Soil to confront different forms of cultural separation From a Sudanese woman s first attempt at riding a bicycle, to an ex Sri Lankan soldier held in detention, her short stories are character driven and explode from the page with dense emotional rhythm.In the opening piece, David , a bike is used to symbolise freedom, showcasing C...

  2. says:

    It was only as I approached the end of this short story collection that I looked up Maxine Beneba Clarke s bio and discovered that she is a spoken word performer I think it shows, and now the style of some of her writing makes a lotsense to me Her ability to convey spoken language in the written form is very impressive But if I have one criticism, it is that the narration doesn t really need to be written in an accent I don t think it adds anything at least not when the dialogue is do It was only as I approached th...

  3. says:

    4.5This was definitely one of the best short story collections I ve ever read The stories are all incredibly diverse and give voices to those who you don t normally see represented in traditional media, particularly in Australia eg a Sudanese family in Melbourne, an asylum seeker in Villawood detention c...

  4. says:

    The extraordinary sense of dislocation we experience in Maxine Beneba Clarke s first short story collection is intentional Every story describes a different type of foreignness Clarke takes on the voice and persona of every nationality of yellow, brown, black, or white person, those with red hair, blond, or soft black curls Each story describes a pain, an experience, that is commonplace enough among the natives she describes to be recognizable Clark makes us uncomfortable Slipping on the The extraordinary sense of dislocation we experience in Maxine Beneba Clarke s first short story collection is intentional Every story describes a different type of foreignness Clarke takes on the voice and persona of every nationality of yellow, brown, black, or white person, those with red hair, blond, or soft black curls Each story describes a pain, an experience, that is commonplace enough among the natives she describes to be recognizable Clark makes us uncomfortable Slipping on the cloak of other isn t always convincing, but her work is always an interesting and effective challenge to readers.Clarke writes from Australia, but from an Australia that feels unfamiliar even in its English Her stories put us on the back foot, and make us query We are constantly scouring the words she has given us to divine her meaning It feels sometimes as though she left us clues, but the cultural markers are not the ones we are familiar u...

  5. says:

    Brilliant, amazing, powerhouse writing My favourites were David, Shu Yi and The Stilt Fishermen of Kathaluwa which I think is the strongest one in the collection The writing is well paced and deliciou...

  6. says:

    Unique, diverse and fascinating.

  7. says:

    Foreign Soil by Maxine Beneda Clarke is a collection of short stories that has set out to give a voice to the disenfranchised, the lost, downtrodden and even the mistreated A collection of contemporary fiction that resulted from winning the Victorian Premier s Unpublished Manuscript Award in 2013 In fact in the final story The Sukiyaki Book Club Clarke appears to have drawn from her own struggles to get published in what appears to be the only autobiographical story in this collection.I am n Foreign Soil by Maxine Beneda Clarke is a collection of short stories that has set out to give a voice to the disenfranchised, the lost, downtrodden and even the mistreated A collection of contemporary fiction that resulted from winning the Victorian Premier s Unpublished Manuscript Award in 2013 In fact in the final story The Sukiyaki Book Club Clarke appears to have drawn from her own struggles to get published in what appears to be the only autobiographical story in this collection.I am never really sure how to review a collection of short stories if I focus on one or two stories I feel like I m not giving a balanced review, and if I wrote a little on every story this review will be too long I normally adopt a generalised view with short stories and just hit a few points it isn t effective but I feel like it is the only way I know how to do it Foreign Soil however has something else to it that makes it tricky to review.One of the great things about Foreign S...

  8. says:

    Will be one of my top reads for the year And is one of the best short story collections I have read. thoughts coming shortly

  9. says:

    She is basically a genius, this is the best book I have read in my entire life The fact that we share the same name is purely coincidental.Every home should have this book.

  10. says:

    An incredibly diverse collection of short stories set in all corners of the world, about the downtrodden and less fortunate in society My description makes this sound like an incredibly bleak read, but often not always there is a feeling of hope on ending a story Picking a favourite from this col...

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