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Talking To My Country

Talking To My Country (Hardback)

By Grant, Stan

An extraordinarily powerful and personal meditation on race, culture and national identity. In July 2015, as the debate over Adam Goodes being booed at AFL games raged and got ever more heated and ugly, Stan Grant wrote a short but powerful piece for The Guardian that went viral,... not only in Australia but right around the world, shared over 100,000 times on social media. His was a personal, passionate and powerful response to racism in Australian and the sorrow, shame, anger and hardship of being an indigenous man. 'We are the detritus of the brutality of the Australian frontier', he wrote, 'We remained a reminder of what was lost, what was taken, what was destroyed to scaffold the building of this nation's prosperity.' Stan Grant was lucky enough to find an escape route, making his way through education to become one of our leading journalists. He also spent many years outside Australia, working in Asia, the Middle East, Europe and Africa, a time that liberated him and gave him a unique perspective on Australia. This is his very personal meditation on what it means to be Australian, what it means to be indigenous, and what racism really means in this country. TALKING TO MY COUNTRY is that rare and special book that talks to every Australian about their country - what it is, and what it could be. It is not just about race, or about indigenous people but all of us, our shared identity. Direct, honest and forthright, Stan is talking to us all. He might not have all the answers but he wants us to keep on asking the question: how can we be better?
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ISBN 9781460751978
Published AU 22 Feb 2016
Publisher HarperCollins Publishers
Format Hardback
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ISBN-13 9781460751978
Stock Out of stock
Status Out of print
Publisher HarperCollins Publishers
Imprint HarperCollins Publishers (Australia) Pty Ltd
Published 22 Feb 2016
Publication Country Australia Australia
Format Hardback
Author(s) By Grant, Stan
Category Cultural Studies
Multicultural Studies
Indigenous Peoples
Equal Opportunities
Number of Pages 240
Dimensions Width: 145mm
Height: 219mm
Spine: 23mm
Dewey Code 306.0994
Weight 366g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
Library of Congress Aboriginal Australians, Treatment of, Aboriginal Australians - Social conditions - 21st century, Racism - Australia, Social conflict - Australia, Reconciliation
NBS Text Current Affairs & Issues
ONIX Text General/trade;College/higher education