Published 17 December 200818 December 2008 · Main Posts I Feel Like Chicken Tonight Maxine Beneba Clarke And the cross-cultural casting of the year award goes to…Nando’s. Thanks to this fast food giant, us Africa-descended women have finally conquered the Australian mainstream advertising world, following in the footsteps of the beautiful ‘Delilah’ from those oh-so-classy Campbells Cash ‘n’Carry ads of yesteryear. Centrestage in the recent Lick It Up campaign, 2008’s ‘Delilah’ is seated at a Nando’s table with a group of supposedly ‘unusual people’ (advertising industry-speak for ‘freaks’). Head thrown back in anticipation, she dangles a frog over her mouth on billboards all over the country. Move over Marsha Hines and Trisha Goddard and let me at that Peri Peri sauce. Click HERE to further explore the insane world of Nando’s-bashing. Maxine Beneba Clarke Maxine Beneba Clarke is an Australian author and slam poet of Afro- Caribbean descent. Her short fiction collection Foreign Soil won the 2015 ABIA Award for Best Literary Fiction and the 2015 Indie Award for Best Debut Fiction, and was shortlisted for the Stella Prize. Her memoir, The Hate Race, her poetry collection Carrying the World, and her first children’s book, The Patchwork Bike, will be published by Hachette in late 2016. More by Maxine Beneba Clarke Overland is a not-for-profit magazine with a proud history of supporting writers, and publishing ideas and voices often excluded from other places. If you like this piece, or support Overland’s work in general, please subscribe or donate. Related articles & Essays First published in Overland Issue 228 25 May 202326 May 2023 · Main Posts The ‘Chinese question’ and colonial capitalism in New Gold Mountain Christy Tan SBS’s New Gold Mountain sets out to recover the history of the Gold Rush from the marginalised perspective of Chinese settlers but instead reinforces the erasure of Indigenous sovereignty. Although celebrated for its multilingual script and diverse representation, the mini-TV series ignores how the settlement of Chinese migrants and their recruitment into colonial capitalism consolidates the ongoing displacement of First Nations peoples. First published in Overland Issue 228 15 February 202322 February 2023 · Main Posts Self-translation and bilingual writing as a transnational writer in the age of machine translation Ouyang Yu To cut a long story short, it all boils down to the need to go as far away from oneself as possible before one realizes another need to come back to reclaim what has been lost in the process while tying the knot of the opposite ends and merging them into a new transformation.