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A Long Way from No Go

Tjanara Goreng Goreng Julie Szego



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01 September 2018
Memoirs; History
This is a memoir of an Aboriginal woman, Tjanara Goreng Goreng, who began life without any of the advantages of her fellow non-Indigenous Australians except for grit, humour and diverse talent in spades. Through one woman's story, this book shines a light on the shameful treatment and betrayal of first Australians by individuals and social institutions since European take over. This is a story of resilience, courage and Tjanara's remarkable capacity to overcome unending barriers. She is an inspiration to all fellow Australians and more specifically to the disenfranchised, marginalised and voiceless Indigenous communities.

Hear Tjanara discuss A Long Way from No Go on ABC Radio National with Fran Kelly 'If you're not faint hearted, and your mind, spirit and soul are open to hearing some hideous home truths about a particularly dark chapter in Australia's history, you need to read this incredible tale of survival...a tale of reckoning that deserves every acclaim.' - Independent Australia
By:   Tjanara Goreng Goreng
With:   Julie Szego
Country of Publication:   Australia
Dimensions:   Height: 234mm,  Width: 153mm, 
Weight:   350g
ISBN:   9780648215974
ISBN 10:   0648215970
Pages:   288
Publication Date:   01 September 2018
Audience:   General/trade ,  ELT Advanced
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active

Reviews for A Long Way from No Go

A book of courage is the only way to describe A Long Way from No Go. Tjanara shares her cultural strength and her love while sharing her life of horror, and that's not an easy thing to do. From childhood to adulthood, her story is not a bed of roses. From being abused by members of the Catholic Church to the betrayal of the Australian government, her strength and determination showcases her cultural identity as an Aboriginal woman. Tjanara: a warrior whistleblower, a hero. You can only admire Tjanara when you read her story. A long way to No Go, it's a must-read for all. Aunty Kerry Reed-Gilbert, Wiradjuri Elder, poet and artist, Chairperson, First Nations Australia Writers Network

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