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Am I Black Enough For You?

Anita Heiss


9781742751924

Bantam


Biography;
Memoirs;
Indigenous peoples


Paperback

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Winner of the Vic Premier's Award for Indigenous Writing.The story of an urban-based high achieving Aboriginal woman working to break down stereotypes and build bridges between black and white Australia. I'm Aboriginal. I'm just not the Aboriginal person a lot of people want or expect me to be. What does it mean to be Aboriginal? Why is Australia so obsessed with notions of identity? Anita Heiss, successful author and passionate campaigner for Aboriginal literacy, was born a member of the Wiradjuri nation of central New South Wales, but was raised in the suburbs of Sydney and educated at the local Catholic school. She is Aboriginal - however, this does not mean she likes to go barefoot and, please, don't ask her to camp in the desert. After years of stereotyping Aboriginal Australians as either settlement dwellers or rioters in Redfern, the Australian media have discovered a new crime to charge them with- being too 'fair-skinned' to be an Australian Aboriginal. Such accusations led to Anita's involvement in one of the most important and sensational Australian legal decisions of the 21st-century when she joined others in charging a newspaper columnist with

By:   Anita Heiss
Imprint:   Bantam
Country of Publication:   Australia
Dimensions:   Height: 231mm,  Width: 154mm,  Spine: 33mm
Weight:   460g
ISBN:   9781742751924
ISBN 10:   174275192X
Publication Date:   April 2012
Audience:   General/trade ,  ELT Advanced
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active

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