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            Black is the New White
             

            Black is the New White (Paperback)

            By Lui, Nakkiah

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            'Nakkiah Lui's writing is, as always, on point: hold-your-belly funny; pumping with politics that prompts visible discomfort.' Maxine Beneba Clark, Saturday Paper 'Her writing, whether devastating or hilarious, has always shown a great deal of accessible humanity and relentless i...ntelligence.' Guardian 'We needed a new David Williamson, someone who speaks to Australia and Australians now. We've found her in Nakkiah.' Alex Broun, playwright 'Mount Druitt's answer to Lena Dunham.' Belvoir Theatre 'If there is such a thing as a rockstar playwright, Nakkiah Lui is it.' Fran Kelly, RN Love, politics and other things you shouldn't talk about at dinner Charlotte Gibson is a lawyer with a brilliant career ahead of her. As her father Ray says, she could be the next female Indigenous Waleed Aly. But she has other ideas. First of all, it's Christmas. Second of all, she's in love. The thing is, her fiance, Francis Smith, is not what her family expected - he's unemployed, he's an experimental composer... and he's white! Bringing him and his conservative parents to meet her family on their ancestral land is a bold move. Will he stand up to the scrutiny? Or will this romance descend into farce? Love is never just black and white. It's complicated by class, politics, ambition, and too much wine over dinner. But for Charlotte and Francis, it's mostly complicated by family. Secrets are revealed, prejudices outed and old rivalries get sorted through. What can't be solved through diplomacy can surely be solved by a good old-fashioned dance-off. They're just that kind of family. Award-winning writer Nakkiah Lui shows why she is one of this country's most in-demand young voices, delivering cutting satire that is both seductively subversive and thoroughly delightful.
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            ISBN 9781760527341
            Published AU 4 Feb 2019
            Publisher Allen & Unwin
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            Strictly Ballroom: the screenplay
             

            Strictly Ballroom: the screenplay (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Luhrmann, Baz; Pearce, Craig

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            The screenplay of the film that took the world by storm.

            ISBN 9780868193595
            Published AU 1 Oct 1992
            Publisher Currency Press Pty Ltd
            Interest Age General Audience
            Series Screenplays
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            Great Australian Urban Myths: Revised Edition The Cane Toad High
              

            Great Australian Urban Myths: Revised Edition The Cane Toad High (Paperback, Revised edition)

            By Seal, Graham

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            Headless bikers on the highways; tummies exploding at work; garden gnomes taking international holidays. In this edition, the author tracks down over 100 contemporary Australian legends.

            ISBN 9780732269869
            Published AU 27 Jul 2001
            Publisher HarperCollins Publishers
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            Wolf Lullaby
             

            Wolf Lullaby (Trade Paperback / Paperback, 2nd Revised edition)

            By Bell, Hilary

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            In a bleak, remote town, a small child is murdered. Suspicion falls on nine-year-old Lizzie. Angela, Lizzie's young mother, is convinced her daughter is guilty. She must make the torturous choice between ignoring what her intuition tells her, and presenting Lizzie to the police w...ith painfully extracted information.
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            ISBN 9780868196688
            Published AU 1 Feb 2002
            Publisher Currency Press Pty Ltd
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            Series Plays
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            Curly Verse: Selected Poems: Popular Penguins
             

            Curly Verse: Selected Poems: Popular Penguins (Paperback)

            By Leunig, Michael

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            This selection of poems covers the period 1972 to 2002. This beautifully elegant volume excludes the cartoon element, focusing on Leunig's brilliant texts, with all their absurdity, hilarity, poignancy and joyfulness. Michael Leunig pokes fun at human folly and pretentiousness, d...eplores the idiocy of war, and revels in the redeeming power of love.
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            ISBN 9780143204756
            Published AU 28 Jun 2010
            Publisher Penguin
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            Series Popular Penguins
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            She I Dare Not Name: A Spinster's Meditations on Life

            She I Dare Not Name: A Spinster's Meditations on Life (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Ward, Donna

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            She I Dare Not Name is a rollercoaster ride, like life, that takes us deep into a woman's experience. It enriched me, leaving me with much to think about. Donna is frank and generous, analytical in a way that makes her story our story . . . and any human will find themself in the...re. -Susan Wyndham, author and former literary editor at the Sydney Morning Herald Astonishing. Luminous. A book about being human. She I Dare Not Name: A spinster's meditations on life is a compelling collection of fiercely intelligent, deeply intimate, lyrical reflections on the life of a woman who stands on the threshold of two millennia. Both manifesto and confession, this moving memoir explores the meaning and purpose Donna Ward has discovered in a life lived entirely without a partner and children. The book describes a life lived on the edge of a world built in the shape of couples and families. Rippling through these pages is the way a spinster, or a bachelor, or any of us for that matter, contends with the prejudice and stigma of being different. With courage and astounding honesty Donna uncovers the challenge of living with more solitude than anticipated and what it is like to walk the road through midlife and beyond alone. And she reveals how she found home and discovered herself within it. Funny, sharp, wise and wry, She I Dare Not Name shows how reading saved this spinster's life, and how friends and writing and walking bring a contentment and sense of achievement Donna never thought possible.
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            ISBN 9781760876296
            Published AU 3 Mar 2020
            Publisher Allen & Unwin
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            Grandmothers: Essays by 21st-century Grandmothers

            Grandmothers: Essays by 21st-century Grandmothers (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Elliott, Helen

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            An unmissable collection of writing on what it means to be a grandmother-edited by literary journalist and writer Helen Elliott.

            ISBN 9781922268600
            Published AU 31 Mar 2020
            Publisher Misc - United Book Distributor
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            Growing Up Aboriginal in Australia
             

            Growing Up Aboriginal in Australia (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Heiss, Anita

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            What is it like to grow up Aboriginal in Australia? This anthology, compiled by award-winning author Anita Heiss, showcases many diverse voices, experiences and stories in order to answer that question. Accounts from well-known authors and high-profile identities sit alongside t...hose from newly discovered writers of all ages. All of the contributors speak from the heart - sometimes calling for empathy, oftentimes challenging stereotypes, always demanding respect. This groundbreaking collection will enlighten, inspire and educate about the lives of Aboriginal people in Australia today. Contributors include: Tony Birch, Deborah Cheetham, Adam Goodes, Terri Janke, Patrick Johnson, Ambelin Kwaymullina, Jack Latimore, Celeste Liddle, Amy McQuire, Kerry Reed-Gilbert, Miranda Tapsell, Jared Thomas, Aileen Walsh, Alexis West, Tara June Winch, and many, many more. Teaching notes by Dr Marnee Shay available from publisher's web site: https://www.blackincbooks.com.au/sites/default/files/Growing%20Up%20Aboriginal_Teaching%20Notes.pd
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            ISBN 9781863959810
            Published AU 16 Apr 2018
            Publisher Black Inc
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            On Hope

            On Hope (Paperback, Digital original)

            By Jeffrey, Daisy

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            In On Hope, one of the lead organisers of the Australian Climate Strike, 17-year old Daisy Jeffery, shares why she is choosing hope over indifference and is standing up to speak truth to power. Starting at a moment at the climate strike when it became obvious hundreds of thousand...s of Australians of all ages were engaged and supportive, Daisy will tell how it felt to be at the centre of so many people joining together to drive change. She will reveal what prompted the action, what she and her friends believe and how our leaders are letting down young people around the world.
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            ISBN 9780733644665
            Published AU 31 Mar 2020
            Publisher Hachette
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            Series On Series
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            The Diary of a Bookseller

            The Diary of a Bookseller (Paperback, Main)

            By Bythell, Shaun

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            Shaun Bythell owns The Bookshop, Wigtown - Scotland's largest second-hand bookshop. It contains 100,000 books, spread over a mile of shelving, with twisting corridors and roaring fires, and all set in a beautiful, rural town by the edge of the sea. A book-lover's paradise? Well, ...almost ... In these wry and hilarious diaries, Shaun provides an inside look at the trials and tribulations of life in the book trade, from struggles with eccentric customers to wrangles with his own staff, who include the ski-suit-wearing, bin-foraging Nicky. He takes us with him on buying trips to old estates and auction houses, recommends books (both lost classics and new discoveries), introduces us to the thrill of the unexpected find, and evokes the rhythms and charms of small-town life, always with a sharp and sympathetic eye.
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            ISBN 9781781258637
            Released AU 25 Jul 2018
            Publisher Profile Books Ltd
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