Published 12 December 200812 December 2008 · Main Posts shapeshifting: a poem for the anniversary of the universal declaration of human rights Maxine Beneba Clarke hitler mugabe augusto pinochet ahmadinejad george w saddam amin hussein ku klux concenclanocausts & nazi hologration national fascifrontalist colenslavigration from south afrael to isrealia down the jaharlemaican nile singing johhanowettoburgian sugenodanocide the hague drew a line under nuremberg newsflash: the hague lied skin/s become a star of david & machetes are the chambers yet at the hands of hutu/s nobody/s game to name it / so the congo stays a killing floor & darfur/s children die let those niggers kills each other that ain/t ethnic genocide let/s raise up martin x guevara che luther malcolm king mangarvey nelson dellamarcus charlie rosa perparkin adolf is bunkered in rwanda gazapartheid/s hit the strip katrina turned new orleans to jo/burg & kingston/s pushing tricks but nobody says genocide ethnic genocide nobody says genocide ethnic genocide hitler is mugabe who/s augusto pinochet & pinochet was ahmadinejad who/s saddam amin hussein from south afrael to isrealia down the jaharlemaican nile singing johhanowettoburgian sugenodanocide the hague drew a line under nuremberg newsflash: the hague lied © Maxine Clarke 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.