The slim volume No country for eight-spot butterflies consists of luminous speeches, essays and poems that Julian Aguon has written on various occasions in recent years. He addresses climate injustices, the ongoing colonization of Guam and his involvement in working towards social justice.
In the second part of the interview, Bruce Pascoe talks about ancient places, buildings and practices of Indigenous Australians that are valuable for a more sustainable future. He also introduces the publishing house Magabala Books.
In the course of our Green Library series, we were lucky enough to chat to the acclaimed author of Dark Emu: Aboriginal Australia and the Birth of Agriculture about this earlier book and his work cultivating Aboriginal farming methods on his farm in eastern Victoria.
In her recently published essay volume World of Wonders, Aimee Nezhukumatathil frames moments in her life that have shaped her, with anecdotes about animals and plants. In this way, she conveys how wondrous and impressive flora and fauna can be, and how much they have to teach.
With a heavy sigh and an uncanny discomfort, her untrained fingers dug around the plant. Suddenly, her nostrils were filled with a pungent smell which was possibly coming from the dead leaves lying around. What she could not understand was the untimely death of the Tulsi plants in her courtyard every monsoon season.