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Growing Up Aboriginal in Australia
Growing Up Aboriginal in Australia | Anita Heiss
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Accounts from well-known authors and high-profile identities sit alongside newly discovered voices of all ages, with experiences spanning coastal and desert regions, cities and remote communities. All of them speak to the heart - sometimes calling for empathy, oftentimes challenging stereotypes, always demanding respect. This groundbreaking anthology aims to enlighten, inspire and educate about the lives of Aboriginal people in Australia today.
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bromeliad
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The group that put this together requested short essays from anyone who identified -- partially or wholly -- as Aboriginal. They got 120+ submissions and kept around half of them. They are not always well written, but they are all extremely important. I laughed with them, was appalled, cheered for them, was moved to tears. Read this collection. It's not long. Fit it in by the end of the year. It works for #readharder 2019. #indigenous #oceania

arlenefinnigan I read this for the Oceania #ReadHarder challenge too. Great isn't it? 3mo
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bromeliad
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This book has been on my TBR ever since seeing the #ownvoices #oceania prompt on the #readharder challenge. Finally feels like a good time to dive into it. Anyone read this yet? #readaroundtheworld #indigenous #australia

Freespirit Not read it but it sounds like I would like to❤️ 3mo
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arlenefinnigan
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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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arlenefinnigan
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#ReadHarder challenge 16: an #OwnVoices book set in Oceania

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irre
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#readharder
An #ownvoices book set in Oceania
Available on #Hoopla

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mspixieears
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Shahni Wellington‘s story - nearly finished this book, which is as joyful as it is harrowing, and only starting to get a glimpse into how not knowing one‘s language and totem must feel like having a part of you missing, that you long for always.

Everyone in Australia needs to read this book.

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mspixieears
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Blitzed through first 100 pages of this yesterday, this needs to be required reading, honestly.

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Bindrosbookshelf
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Oops I did it again...
#libraryhaul
#managingholdsfail

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Gillyreads
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So many good books this month but my pick is definitely Growing Up Aboriginal - a very important and accessible read.
Photo: Books I read in July. The one cut off at the bottom is Strange the Dreamer.
Not pictured: the other side of summer, when it‘s real, the lies about truth, faking perfect, some kind of normal, some boys and a tragic kind of wonderful.

Reviewsbylola Great month! 👏🏻 1y
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MrsMalaprop
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Aboriginal people in this country (& around the world) have been subjected to displacement, genocide and ongoing racism. Whilst I believe things have improved, we still have such a long way to go.
Part of what I can do as a Wadjella (white fella) is inform myself; read widely and expose myself to their stories. To shut up and listen.
This anthology of diverse stories is very much worth shutting up and listening to.
🖤🌞❤️

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MrsMalaprop
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In this autobiographical story by Sharon Kingaby she is referring to attitudes to Aboriginal people in the 1970‘s.

This stuff still happens today. I know this because my Aboriginal son experiences it.

This book needs to be read widely. But I fear that those who need most to read it won‘t. 😢

knittedgnome I just suggested that my library get this! 1y
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MrsMalaprop
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“You are Aboriginal...there are no halves.”
Jason Goninan‘s story

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MrsMalaprop
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Shannon Foster.
Australia‘s #blackhistory #civilrights 👊
🖤💛❤️

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Gillyreads
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Flight was rescheduled then delayed. Just been reading at the airport for 2.5 hours.

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MrsMalaprop
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“I walk between these two worlds
A split life
Split skin
Split tongue
Split kin
Everyday these worlds collide
And I‘m living and breathing
This story of black and white”
Alice Eather

Gillyreads I‘m reading this at the moment. 1y
MrsMalaprop @Gillyreads oh cool. How are you finding it? 1y
Gillyreads @MrsMalaprop really good. I‘m almost done. 1y
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MrsMalaprop
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“I knew that Aboriginal meant we were here before the tall ships came. Bits of us. But bits of us came on those tall ships too.”

Making a proper start on this today. #currentlyreading

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MrsMalaprop
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Ok, so what if I was supposed to be book shopping for hub‘s birthday & none of the books I wanted to buy him were in stock? And what if these two lovelies (pictured) were in stock & I bought them, for me?
🤫☺️🤗😬😍

Kaye 😁 Well, I‘d guess you got two books and he didn‘t. ♥️ maybe you‘ll find some elsewhere that he wants. 2y
TrishB You tried... 2y
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Tamra I‘d say success! 😆 2y
Tereses Timely buys - on Reconciliation Day 2y
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ChamomileAndCupcakes
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Currently reading!
These non-fiction stories are wonderful ❤️

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