Indie Book Awards 2017 shortlists: Maxine Beneba Clarke's 'hard sell'

By Susan Wyndham
Updated January 28 2017 - 12:08pm, first published January 16 2017 - 5:28pm
Maxine Beneba Clarke's memoir <i>The Hate Race</i> and short-story collection <i>Foreign Soil</i> is shortlisted for the Indie Book Awards 2017. Photo: Nicholas Walton-Healey
Maxine Beneba Clarke's memoir <i>The Hate Race</i> and short-story collection <i>Foreign Soil</i> is shortlisted for the Indie Book Awards 2017. Photo: Nicholas Walton-Healey

Maxine Beneba Clarke thought her memoir, The Hate Race, would be "a hard sell at the end of the day because it was a book about a little black girl and we would be trying to sell it mainly to tertiary-educated white people".

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