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 10 November 202311 November 2023 · Subscriberthon 2023 On the final day of Subscriberthon, Overland’s most important members get to have their say Editorial Team BORIS A quick guide to another year of Overland, from your trusty feline, Boris. I liked the ginger cat story, though it made my human cry. I liked the talking cat, too, but I’m definitely in the “not wasting my time learning to talk” camp. But reading is good. And writing is fun, though it’s been challenging […] 1 First published in Overland Issue 228 9 November 20239 November 2023 · Subscriberthon 2023 On the second-last day of Subscriberthon, Overland’s co-chief editor Evelyn Araluen speaks truth to power Editorial Team To my friends and comrades, I’m not sure if there’s language to communicate how this last month has utterly changed me. This time a few weeks ago the busyness and chaos of bricolage arts and academic labour had so efficiently distracted me from my anxiety about the upcoming referendum that I forgot to prepare myself for its inevitable conclusion.