Afro-Caribbean Australian

‘Foreign Soil’, in Foreign Soil

Maxine Beneba Clarke


CW: family and intimate partner violence

Ange is a hairdresser who is convinced that there is something more to her life. When Mukasa walks into the salon and flirts with her over his haircut, she’s sure that he’s what she’s been waiting for. But their relationship in Australia is inverted when Ange travels with Mukasa to his home country of Uganda.

The Hate Race

Maxine Beneba Clarke


Suburban Australia. Sweltering heat. Three bedroom blonde-brick. Family of five. Beat-up Ford Falcon. Vegemite on toast. Maxine Beneba Clarke’s life is just like all the other Aussie kids on her street. Except for this one, glaring, inescapably obvious thing.