Published in Overland Issue 204 Spring 2011 · Main Posts Issue 204 Jeff Sparrow Contents Regulars Jeff Sparrow − Editorial Anwyn Crawford Alison Croggon Rjurik Davidson Features Malalai Joya − Interview Get out of Afghanistan now! John Martinkus − ‘Kidnapped in Iraq, attacked in Australia’ Journalism in a time of war Eve Vincent− Life in limbo The cruelty of mandatory detention Jessica Whyte − ‘The long night of the Left is drawing to a close’ Communism after communism John Kinsella − A rural diary Pages from a poet’s notebook Jennifer Mills – How to write about Aboriginal Australia A handy guide Bruce Mutard – Gwen Kelly’s ‘The birthday boy’ A re-imagining of a story from Overland 5 Kirsten Tranter – Refiguring fiction Feminism and China Miéville Peter Kirkpatrick – A one-man writer’s festival On the poetry of Clive James Andy Worthington – When America changed forever Human rights ten years after 9/11 Richard Seymour – What was that all about? The meaning of the war on terror CAL Connections:Ellena Savage – ‘My flesh turned to stone’ • The politics of trauma Meanland: Emmett Stinson − Vanity Fair Self-publishing in a digital age Fiction Jacinda Woodhead − How to tell if you’re the red herring Charlotte Wood − Animal People Anthony Panegyres − Reading coffee Poetry Elizabeth Allen − Two Years On Liam Ferney − Before Autumn Peter Rose – Stuff of Sleep and Dreams John Leonard – After Rain Jill Jones – Misinterpretations /or The Dark Grey Outline Luke Beesley – Peregrine Falcon Adam Formosa – The twin stacks Judy Durrant – gladstone bag Nathan Curnow – excluding guns and ammo Ann Vickery – at Heatherlie Quarry Brenda Saunders – Toyota Dreaming Cover Reeham Hakem from Crooked Rib Art, photographs by Lisa Fletcher • Supported by Copyright Agency Limited Cultural Fund Jeff Sparrow Jeff Sparrow is a Walkley Award-winning writer, broadcaster and former editor of Overland. More by Jeff Sparrow › 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.