Diverse books: Candice Fox

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I am a sucker for spoilers, so I’ve been devouring everything I can about Candice Fox’s most recent addition in her Archer and Bennett series: Eden. In fact, I’m particularly fond of this line in a review I found: The sequel to Candice Fox’s stunning debut, Hades, Eden is a story about monsters, not the type that hide under the bed or in your closet, but those that walk amongst us, wearing the face of humanity.

So, in other words, you’re going to want to read her series now. Nods.

In the quote above, Candice references East West 101, a show on SBS that sadly ended in 2011. Sadly, I can’t think of any series right now in Australia similiar to the premise behind East West 101. I do appreciate Neighbours, a long-running soapie including an Aboriginal character who is gay, but again, this is just one character in a very white ensemble.

However, SBS is going to air Ready for this, which follows a group of young Indigenous Australia who have come to Sydney to pursue their dreams.

What TV shows or diverse books come to mind reading this quote? Am I wrong about the state of Australian TV?

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