Real Fake White Dirt
|Author:||Jess Holly Bates|
In her first attempt to pin tongue to page, Jess Holly Bates has penned an unsettling commentary on the quality of whiteness in New Zealand. It is a gauntlet of words thrown at her readers' feet--at times a white-eyed challenge, at others an invitation to engage. Picking its way through colonialism in both past and present form, Real Fake White Dirt is a winking travelogue through the lives of some painfully recognizable characters.