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Many films that address race end up lulling audiences into complacency. TriStar Pictures

How popular culture hobbles protest movements

Books, movies and records that seem to challenge racism also subtly advance the idea that progress shouldn't happen too quickly.
Normal People has been adapted for the BBC. It follows the love story of Connell and Marianne as they navigate love, class and the tricky journey into adulthood. BBC/Element Pictures/Hulu

Five coming-of-age novels where class and love collide

Books where loving someone from the other side of the tracks is about better understanding ourselves and the world we live in.
Emily McPherson College Library, Russell St, circa 1960s. Museums Victoria/Unsplash

Stella Prize 2020: a readers’ guide to the contenders

The books chosen as finalists in this year's Stella Prizes can help us draw on our innate resources. We can seek inner truths and explore ways to support each other thanks to these gifted writers.

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