Something Serious: Alex Griffin on Australia’s History with Manus Island

Alex Griffin is a terrifically smart person with a sensitive eye for historical detail.

He has written extensively for street presses, as well as more recently publications including Sydney Morning Herald, Voiceworks, Junkee, Crikey and Tiny Mix Tapes.

As you can see from the SoundCloud embed above, I spoke to Alex to discuss his article for the latest issue of Overlandwhich is about Australia’s long and ongoing use of offshore detention on Manus Island prior to the most recent controversies of the past decade. Alex’s article zeroes on the cultural malaise that exists then and exists now.

I am very excited to talk to him about his work.

Transcript in full here.