My Place

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Fremantle Press, Apr 1, 2010 - Biography & Autobiography - 358 pages
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Looking at the views and experiences of three generations of indigenous Australians, this autobiography unearths political and societal issues contained within Australia's indigenous culture. Sally Morgan traveled to her grandmother’s birthplace, starting a search for information about her family. She uncovers that she is not white but aborigine—information that was kept a secret because of the stigma of society. This moving account is a classic of Australian literature that finally frees the tongues of the author’s mother and grandmother, allowing them to tell their own stories.
  

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User Review  - Lauren - Goodreads

Dreaded finishing this, as I knew I'd bawl my eyes out. But then I've lost count the amount of times I teared up during the rest of the book, so really, it wasn't going to be a huge change of pace ... Read full review

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User Review  - Emmeline - Goodreads

I read this book in year 11 for Literature. It is a 440-page tome, but the extent of our analysis was: “So this is a memoir. How much of memoir is true and why does it matter?” I was a bit ... Read full review

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Sally Morgan is the director for the Centre for Indigenous History at the University of Western Australia as well as an artist whose works are in numerous private and public collections in the United States and Australia. She is the author of Dan’s Grandpa, My Place for Younger Readers: Arthur Corunna’s Story, My Place for Younger Readers: Mother and Daughter, Speaking from the Heart, and the award-winning Heartsick for Country.

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