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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Morgan is 15 when she discovers that she is not white but aboriginea fact that has been kept secret because of society's stigma. Rather than tell the children about their heritage, her mother and ... Read full review

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I remember reading this book as it was assigned in high school - i was a terribly slow reader! But as soon as i open it i could not put it down! I have never forgotten it! It was honestly the best book i have ever read.

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About the author (2010)

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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