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Growing up Aboriginal in Australia

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What is it like to grow up Aboriginal in Australia? This anthology, compiled by award-winning author Anita Heiss, showcases many diverse voices, experiences and stories in order to answer that question. Accounts from well-known authors and high-profile identities sit alongside those from newly discovered writers of all ages. All of the contributors speak from the heart - sometimes calling for empathy, oftentimes challenging stereotypes, always demanding respect.

©2018 Anita Heiss and Black Inc. (P)2018 W. F. Howes Ltd

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Good enlightening read

This is a good read about a culture I have to admit I knew very little about. Some essays are more interesting/better written than others. One recurring point was that a lot of the contributors spoke about being mixed race and having to deal both with racism and with being told they weren't 'really' Aboriginal. It also give several painful personal insights into the scandal if the stolen generation.

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  • A. Rabe
  • 01-05-19

Fantastic Book; illuminating personal stories

This collection of essays presents a range of life experiences of growing up aboriginal in Australia. Truly wonderful.

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  • Anne F.
  • 22-11-19

A must read.

My ignorance as an Australian is astounding. This book needs to be required reading for everyone.