Episode 55: Santilla Chingaipe

Tanushri Saha in conversation with Santilla Chingaipe about interrogating whiteness and centring blackness in the arts sector.

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Santilla Chingaipe. Photo by Atong Atem.

Santilla Chingaipe is a journalist, filmmaker and author whose work explores migration, cultural identities and politics. 

Chingaipe is a regular contributor to The Saturday Paper, and serves as a member of the Federal Government’s Advisory Group on Australia-Africa Relations (AGAAR). 

The recipient of a number of awards, she was recently recognised at the United Nations as one of the most influential people of African descent in the world. 

Her first book of non-fiction detailing the stories of convicts of African descent transported to the Australian penal colonies between 1788 - 1850, is due later this year through Pan MacMillan.

Edit by Rebecca Stegh
Music by Marcus Whale
Logo by Laura Pike