My Place

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Seaver Books, 1987 - Aboriginal Australians - 360 pages
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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About the author (1987)

Sally Morgan was born on January 18, 1951 in Perth, Western Australia. She is of Aboriginal descent from the Bailgu people of the Pilbara region of Western Australia. Her books, My Place, and Wanamurraganya, the story of Jack McPhee, won the Human Rights Literature and Other Writing Award in 1987 and 1989. Her other awards include Order of Australia Book Prize 1990; Fremantle Print Award with Bevan Hone in 1993; Notable Book, Children's Book Council in 1998 and Notable Book, Children's Book Council of Australia in 2012. Her other books include Sally's Story, Mother and Daughter, and Arthur Corinna's Story. Her children's books include Little piggies, The flying emu and other Australian stories, Hurry up, Oscar!, Pet problem, Dan's grandpa, In your dreams, and Just a little brown dog. She won the 2016 Prime Minister's Literary Award for Children's Fiction for her book, Sister Heart.

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