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Encountering Conflict Wider Reading Guide

Welcome to the LibGuide for the Year 11 Context study, Encountering Conflict. In this guide you'll find links to wider reading examples, and inspiration to prompt the investigation of conflct. 
Forms include:
Short stories

Different conflicts

  • Social conflict - divide between classes in society
  • Racism
  • Interpersonal conflict - differences between two or more people
  • Religious conflict
  • Intergenerational conflict
  • Inner conflict

Extra reading

As well as the works offered in this guide, consider exploring these texts and films for their depiction of different conflicts. 


  • The Secret River, by Kate Grenville
  • The Rugmaker of Mazar-E-Sharif, by Najaf Mazari and Robert Hillman 
  • Every Man in This Village is a Liar, by Megan Stack
  • The Quiet American, by Graham Greene
  • Disgrace, by J.M. Coetzee
  • Catch 22, by Jospeh Heller
  • Olive Kitteridge, by Elizabeth Strout

Films/TV Shows: 

  • Go Back to Where You Came From, (Channel SBS television series, 2011 & 2014)
  • Omagh (2004 film)
  • Paradise Road (1997 film)
  • 12 Years a Slave (2013 film)
  • Fight Club (1999 film)

Databases available at CCW


From the VCAA Study design


From the Study Guide


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