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).
A recent spat on daytime television in Australia pitted conservative Kerri-Anne Kennerley with activist Yumi Stynes on the politics of protest within indigenous affairs thereby raising the question of what is mean by race, racism, and the 'racist'. My view is that...read more
It is timely to examine what is meant by the 'racist' in terms of how this was applied to the Irish actor Liam Neeson. Liam Neesonread more
The Real and the Unreal: Hyper Narratives of Hyper Narratives of Indigenous Athletes and the Changing Significance of Race has be re-released in 2019, for the first time, in PDF form. Paperback and kindle versions of the 2019 publication can be purchased on...read more