Published in Overland Issue 227 Winter 2017 · Uncategorized Issue 227 Editorial team REGULARS Editorial 2 giovanni tiso 16 alison croggon 31 Tony Birch 43 mel campbell 81 Contributors 94 FEATURES Evelyn araluen 3 Resisting the institution Decolonialism and its appropriation Helen MacDonald 11 Richard berry’s disgrace The legacies of scientific racism Kent MacCarter 18 They will oxidise before you even finish reading A survey of micro-press publishing Dan Dixon 33 Money against eternity The most lucrative gambling market Tina Cartwright 40 Pregnant in Mexico A difficult journey lizzie O’Shea 59 Reclaiming the future from the digital colonialists Innovation under capitalism Ng Yi-Sheng 83 A compromising position Sexuality and dissent in Singapore Martin Kovan 90 Subsistence years Fragments of a memoir Nakata brophy Tara June winch, Katherine Firth & Jennifer mills 24 judges’ Notes Evelyn araluen 25 muyum: A transgression Winner fiction George Haddad 66 Broken zippers Mikaella Clements 75 Magpie POETRY Kent MacCarter C 0%, M 69%, Y 100%, K 6% 45 Louise Swinn Collarbone 48 Allison Gallagher First home bile 49 Cassandra Atherton Faulkner 50 John Upton Crossing Galata, Istanbul 51 Ali Cobby Eckermann Apology day Breakfast 52 Saaro Umar his portrayal of coach Boone 53 Sumudu Samarawickrama River of crumbs 54 Luke Beesley Spotless 56 Syndromes and a Century* 57 Corey Wakeling Beacon 58 artwork yee i-Lann Guest artist issue 227: cover; illustrations pages 3, 25, 66, 75 brent stegeman All other artwork Editorial team More by Editorial team › 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 1 December 20231 December 2023 · History ‘We’re doing everything but treaty’: Law reform and sovereign refusal in the colonial debtscape Maria Giannacopoulos I coined the concept of the colonial debtscape while working to understand the relation between debt and sovereignty in the wake of the 2007 Global Financial crisis. Despite the referendum held in Greece in 2015 where the people voted against austerity, austerity as punishment, was imposed anyway. As this was a colonising move, that is, the imposition of an external and foreign law on local populations against their will, it was to Aboriginal scholars here that I turned to begin to put the pieces together. First published in Overland Issue 228 30 November 202330 November 2023 · Urbanism The Plains exposes the psychic terrain of Victoria’s highways Fred Pryce The Plains charts the psychic terrain of the freeway in miniature, peeling back the lid of the private vehicle to expose just one of the millions of dramas taking place in simultaneity, severed from one another yet still part of the same city-wide traffic ballet.