My Place

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Fremantle Arts Centre Press, 1999 - Fiction - 440 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  - Cheryl_in_CC_NV - LibraryThing

Read in one afternoon, evening, and night. Just mesmerizing. I still think people should not drink if they're having trouble, and not have more kids if they can't take care of the ones they have, but ... Read full review

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User Review  - Cheryl_in_CC_NV - LibraryThing

Read in one afternoon, evening, and night. Just mesmerizing. I still think people should not drink if they're having trouble, and not have more kids if they can't take care of the ones they have, but ... Read full review

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Section 1
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Section 2
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Section 3
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About the author (1999)

Sally Morgan was born in 1951 in Perth, Australia. She has a B.A. in Psychology from The University of Western Australia. She also has post-graduate diplomas from the Western Australian Institute of Technology (now Curtin University of Technology) in Counselling Psychology and Computing and Library Studies. She has written two adult books. My Place, her first book, was the Winner of the 1987 Australian Human Rights Award for Literature and an Order of Australia Book Prize in 1990. Wanamurraganya: The Story of Jack McPhee was her second published title. In addition, she has written children's books and plays. Sally has also established a reputation as one of Australia's best know Aboriginal artist. She has works in public and private collections in Australia and the United States.

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