years since the Commonwealth of Nations was formed to maintain a “free and
equal” association between former British colonies, the rise of populism, Brexit
and other fast-moving changes have set traditional alliances wavering.
Indigenous Australian writer Melissa Lucashenko, Malaysian writer Bernice Chauly and New
Zealand poet Selina Tusitala Marsh feature in the new Commonwealth Now edition of the
Australian Griffith Review.
They reflect on the past and consider future commonalities with Griffith
Review editor Julianne Schultz.