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Colouring the Rainbow uncovers the often hidden world of Queer and Trans Blak Australia and tells it like it is.

Twenty-two First Nations people reveal their inner reflections and outlooks on family and culture, identity and respect, homophobia, transphobia, racism and decolonisation, activism, art, performance and more, through life stories and essays. The contributors to
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Paperback, 311 pages
Published December 2015 by Wakefield Press

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Focusing on the intersection between race and queer and trans subjectivity within a country with a colonial past, this series resonates with research coming from different African Sexuality, curated by Sylvia Tamale, such as African Sexualities. In certain cases, Painting the Rainbow's flaws are its strengths too. The presence of non-academic authors whose writing skills are not inherently refined means that certain aspects of some of the arguments can be difficult to follow, and it can be diffi ...more
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