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A controversial discussion at Sydney writers’ festival illustrates a broader truth: when it comes to conversations about race, Australia still has work to do

Every writers’ festival seems to have a flashpoint of controversy, and in Sydney at the weekend it was all about race.

Wou 2bOn the one hand, the hour-long discussion between the Booker prize-winning African-American author Paul…

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