University of Sydney Anthology

Hindi/English Indian

Excerpt from Hindi/English Indian by Rhea L Nath, Student Anthology Diversity 2019. twenty-one years I have lived in this country, still I take a minute to read the signs: ‘Saav-dhan, aa-ge an-dha mod hai’ ‘drive ... slow’ this dumb mind translates...

Moonlight Motel

Excerpt from Moonlight Motel by Ivy Waters, Student Anthology Diversity 2019. Raphael leant out of the bed, coming perilously close to tipping over before he managed to grasp his coat off the floor and tilt back. The sudden shift in balance made him fall back onto Adam, who opened his eyes and laughed. Grinning, Raphael pulled a flask out of an inside pocket and threw the coat back across the room with an air of triumph. Uncapping it with one thumb, he took a sip before offering it to Adam...


The words ‘climate change’ often come with a sense of foreboding, an impending sense of doom that motivates us to...

Fun-Sized Diversity

Excerpt from Fun-Sized Diversity by Mohammad Awad, Student Anthology Diversity 2019. You are much like your cultural dishes; you have no taste. You prefer me to my cousins. Because when I speak I don't have the accent...

Black Protest

Excerpt from Black Protest by Harold Legaspi, Student Anthology Diversity 2019. We all have our histories. A young black poet, fresh off the pages, said to me once: ‘Be aggressive ... be very, very aggressive.’ I wondered if his politics was his redemption...

A Virus is Not a Cure: Climate Change Will Remain an Issue After Covid-19

Sometime in March, while filled with dread over the impeding Covid-19 pandemic, I had one of those delightful yet tragically rare moments on social media where I found something that gave hope among the doom and gloom. The Venetian canals were clear for the first time in years.


Excerpt from Assimilation by Mary Stanley, Student Anthology Diversity 2019. Ferris stood at the edge of the gutter and looked out. Heaving metal skyscrapers grew out of the horizon. Smog blanketed the rooftops, the sky near indistinguishable from the silver cityscape. Behind the polluted clouds, the sun glowed a stale yellow...

Fighting Climate Change with Art

Climate change is a large and looming issue that affects us all. But between the worrying statistics, the scientific facts and the political ‘debates’, a growing sense of apathy has been occurring – and this can be more dangerous than climate change denial. Artists around the world are tackling this apathy with climate change artwork. Through sculptures, photography, paintings, apps and installations, the arts are engaging people on an emotional level to reignite the spark that gets people talking, marching and fighting for climate change action.


Excerpt from Intolerance by Sheree Strange, Student Anthology Diversity 2019. We’ve arrived early for dinner with my sister-in-law, and we’re staring wide-eyed around the restaurant. My husband looks impressed, and I’m sure I look anxious, because we are both noticeably under-dressed. It’s got a casual name, but this is without a doubt the swankiest establishment to which I’ve ever been granted entry. ..

koala bear sleeping in a tree

Climate Change and the Animal Kingdom

When we think of climate change, our concerns focus on our future. The effect global warming will have on us. And while it’s important to maintain our attention on the effects of global warming like rising sea levels and droughts, we often forget another important victim of climate change; animals.