Terra Nullius: A Journey Through No One's land, by Sven Lindqvist (Granta 2007)

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In Terra Nullius, Lindqvist, the Swedish intellectual and writer, travels from Adelaide to Darwin and around the coast to Perth and back to Adelaide, reporting on the racism and cultural genocide visited upon the Aboriginal people by white settlers. Even if you know something of this, it's a shocking book, original, detailed, starkly polemical, and angry. He has read widely and well, and combines written history with his own observations and conversations. A quite outstanding book.