At a time of geopolitical uncertainty, is the Commonwealth poised to play a major role as a values-based network? Or is it a remnant of the British Empire that deserves to be swept away?
The Commonwealth represents a third of the world’s population, but can such a diverse collection of nations exercise real power and influence in the world? It is clear that the old empires are long gone, but in the wake of Brexit and the rise of China and India, the shape of a new world order remains unclear.
Commonwealth Now, co-edited by Julianne Schultz and Jane Camens, features writers from around the world who explore the contemporary experience of Commonwealth citizens – confronting new challenges, reconciling the past, creating a sustainable and equitable future, settling scores and opening new exchanges.
Contributors include: Melissa Lucashenko, Salil Tripathi, Margaret Busby, Shashi Tharoor, Selina Tusitala Marsh, Mark Gevisser, Annie Zaidi, Michael Wesley, Romesh Gunesekara and many more.
Griffith Review 59: Commonwealth Now is published with the support of the State of Queensland acting through the Department of Innovation, Tourism Industry Development and the Commonwealth Games and Australia Council for the Arts.
RRP: 27.99 / Publication Date: Feb 2018 / ISBN: 9781925603293 / Extent: 264pp / Formats: Paperback (234 x 153mm), eBook
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