I grew up in a rural town in Bulls in the north island of New Zealand. A Maori girl, who did not speak Maori, I studied French at a ladies’ secondary college because I was placed into a language stream. Read more
Re-release of The Real and the Unreal (PDF)
Ruff and Ritual: The Politics of Paradise in Papua New Guinea is available
It records my observations and reflections whilst deployed to Papua New Guinea as a ‘trailing spouse’ to my partner, an Australian official working toward the delivery of Australian aid in the public service sector. For a glimpse click https://www.stellacoram.com/read-a-sample/.
What people are saying:
“Ruff and Ritual speaks from the heart” (former Australian official advisor to PNG).
“Absolutely brilliant job. Can’t imagine the blood, sweat, tears and blood that has gone into this” (former Australian official advisor to PNG).
“This is a wonderful piece of writing and I congratulate the author on her effort and insights” (former advisor to Uganda and the UAE).
The celebrated author Lionel Shriver is back in Australia doing her best to take down the hallmarks of what she sees as misguided leftist ideology such as white privilege, identity politics, cultural appropriation, and the relevance of race among other things. She...read more
An important ongoing issue within Australian media discourse is the debate surrounding the booing of indigenous athlete Adam Goodes during the 2015 Australian Football Rules (AFL) season. The view that the booing amounted to the racialization of Goodes is summarily...read more
I have been travelling through Europe and the UK for the past four months so my return to the desk is long overdue. Having returned to Australia there is a lot going on that I find unsettling. So, for this post I have decided to have a crack at unpicking the...read more