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              Books by Archie Roach

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              Tell Me Why: The Story of My Life and My Music

              Tell Me Why: The Story of My Life and My Music (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Roach, Archie

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              A powerful memoir of a true Australian legend: stolen child, musical and lyrical genius, and leader. No one has lived as many lives as Archie Roach - stolen child, seeker, teenage alcoholic, lover, father, musical and lyrical genius, and leader - but it took him almost a lifetime... to find out who he really was. Roach was only a few years old when he was forcibly removed from his family. Brought up by a series of foster parents until his early teens, his world imploded when he received a letter that spoke of a life he had no memory of. In this intimate, moving and often shocking memoir, Roach's story is an extraordinary odyssey through love and heartbreak, family and community, survival and renewal - and the healing power of music. Overcoming enormous odds to find his story and his people, Roach voices the joy, pain and hope he found on his path through song to become the legendary singer-songwriter and storyteller that he is today - beloved by fans worldwide. Tell Me Why is a stunning account of resilience and the strength of spirit - and of a great love story.
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              ISBN 9781760854539
              Published AU 5 Aug 2020
              Publisher Simon & Schuster Australia
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              Tell Me Why: The Story of My Life and My Music: The Story of My Life and My Music

              Tell Me Why: The Story of My Life and My Music: The Story of My Life and My Music (Hardback, Not for Online)

              By Roach, Archie

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              A powerful memoir of a true Australian legend: stolen child, musical and lyrical genius, and leader.

              ISBN 9781760850166
              Published AU 1 Nov 2019
              Publisher Simon & Schuster Australia
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              Took the Children Away
               

              Took the Children Away (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Roach, Archie; Illustrated by Hunter, Ruby

              • RRP: $24.99
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              • Pub Date
                7 Oct 20

              Archie Roach AM's deeply personal song, 'Took the Children Away', from his 1990 debut album, Charcoal Lane, was the first song ever to receive a prestigious Australian Human Rights Award. Its impact was immediate, shining a stark light on Australia's shameful past practices of re...moving children from their families. The song also speaks of love and reconnection and has travelled across seas into the hearts of First Nations communities everywhere. One dark day, when Archie was just two years old, big black government cars came to his home at Framlingham Aboriginal Mission in southwest Victoria. They forcibly took Archie away from his mother, father and family - everything he had ever known. They took away thousands of other Aboriginal children, right around Australia. Powerful people had decided that these children would be better off living and learning all the white man's ways. Frightened and alone, they grew up in institutions and foster homes. They became known as the Stolen Generations. Ruby Hunter was one of those children, too, only eight when she was taken from the loving arms of her grandmother living on the Coorong in South Australia. Archie and Ruby met and fell in love as homeless teenagers and Archie started writing songs to help ease his pain. Archie's songs, loved by fans worldwide, tell a powerful story of survival and renewal, and the healing power of music. In this special 30th anniversary edition, Archie's iconic lyrics sit alongside evocative illustrations by his beloved soulmate and musical collaborator, Ruby Hunter. Also included are Archie's recollections of his family and rare historical photographs. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander readers are warned that this book contains images of people who are deceased or who may now be deceased.
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              ISBN 9781760857219
              Published AU 7 Oct 2020
              Publisher Simon & Schuster Australia
              Interest Age Children / Young Adults
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              Tell Me Why: The Story of My Life and My Music
               

              Tell Me Why: The Story of My Life and My Music (Audio CD / Audio, Unabridged)

              Read by Roach, Archie

              • RRP: $79.99
              • $59.99
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              A powerful memoir of a true Australian legend: stolen child, musical and lyrical genius, and leader. Not many have lived as many lives as Archie Roach - stolen child, seeker, teenage alcoholic, lover, father, musical and lyrical genius, and leader - but it took him almost a lifet...ime to find out who he really was. Roach was only two years old when he was forcibly removed from his family. Brought up by a series of foster parents until his early teens, his world imploded when he received a letter that spoke of a life he had no memory of. In this intimate, moving and often shocking memoir, Archie's story is an extraordinary odyssey through love and heartbreak, family and community, survival and renewal - and the healing power of music. Overcoming enormous odds to find his story and his people, Archie voices the joy, pain and hope he found on his path through song to become the legendary singer-songwriter and storyteller that he is today - beloved by fans worldwide. Tell Me Why is a stunning account of resilience and the strength of spirit - and of a great love story. This special audio production was recorded in Archie's home, on country. It features acoustic samplings from the songs featured throughout the book and at the beginning of each chapter, including tribute songs to Ruby, works that inspired his journey, and the first song Archie ever penned, 'Open Your Eyes'. Shortlisted for the Victorian Premier's Literary Awards, Non-Fiction Shortlisted for the 2020 Indie Book Awards, Non-Fiction Archie Roach is the 2020 VIC Australian of the Year 'Just like his early songs, Tell Me Why was written with empathy as its impetus and that intent shines through on every page. This is a phenomenal work by one of the most articulate and recognisable members of the Stolen Generations. It will be read, studied and discussed for many years to come.' The Australian 'Beautiful, gut-wrenching and compelling memoir' Sydney Morning Herald 'Archie's deeply resonant voice sings out - of a b
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              ISBN 9781760857264
              Published AU 1 Apr 2020
              Publisher Simon & Schuster Australia
              Interest Age General Audience
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              Tell Me Why
                

              Tell Me Why (Paperback, Large type / large print edition)

              By Roach, Archie

              • RRP: $59.99
              • $59.99
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              Shortlisted for the Victorian Premier's Literary Awards, Non-Fiction Shortlisted for the 2020 Indie Book Awards, Non-Fiction Archie Roach is the 2020 VIC Australian of the Year A powerful memoir of a true Australian legend: stolen child, musical and lyrical genius, and leader. No...t many have lived as many lives as Archie Roach - stolen child, seeker, teenage alcoholic, lover, father, musical and lyrical genius, and leader - but it took him almost a lifetime to find out who he really was. Roach was only two years old when he was forcibly removed from his family. Brought up by a series of foster parents until his early teens, his world imploded when he received a letter that spoke of a life he had no memory of. In this intimate, moving and often shocking memoir, Archie's story is an extraordinary odyssey through love and heartbreak, family and community, survival and renewal - and the healing power of music. Overcoming enormous odds to find his story and his people, Archie voices the joy, pain and hope he found on his path through song to become the legendary singer-songwriter and storyteller that he is today - beloved by fans worldwide. Tell Me Why is a stunning account of resilience and the strength of spirit - and of a great love story.
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              ISBN 9780369335814
              Released AU 15 Apr 2020
              Publisher Readhowyouwant
              Interest Age General Audience
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