Whitefella Jump Up: The Shortest Way to Nationhood (Paperback)

The Shortest Way to Nationhood

By Germaine Greer

Profile Books(GB), 9781861977397, 232pp.

Publication Date: April 1, 2005



Although racism is a problem almost everywhere in the world, it is most acute with displaced indigenous people. White Australia, with its terrible treatment of Aborigines, is an extreme case study. In this incisive essay, Germaine Greer shows how it could, should, and must be different. The problem is not the Aborigines but the "settler society" and what it has done to the country. By extension, her line of reasoning applies to race relations throughout the world, and she argues with wit, anger, passion, and supremely memorable prose. Germaine Greer's many books include "The Beautiful Boy, The Obstacle Race, The Whole Woman, "and the feminist classic, "The Female Eunuch, "one of the most widely read books of its day.