Secondhand. Good condition. Wear to book corners and edges. Tail front cover corner now protected with book tape. Previous owner has signed and dated inside page.
The story of an urban-based high achieving Aboriginal woman working to break down stereotypes and build bridges between black and white Australia.
Anita Heiss, a successful author and passionate campaigner for Aboriginal literacy, was born a member of the Wiradjuri nation of central New South Wales but was raised in the suburbs of Sydney and educated at the local Catholic school. She is Aboriginal - however, this does not mean she likes to go barefoot and please, don't ask her to camp in the desert.
After years of stereotyping Aboriginal Australians as either settlement dwellers or rioters in Redfern, the Australian media have discovered a new crime to charge them with being too 'fair-skinned' to be real Aborigines.
Such accusations led to Anita's involvement in one of the most important and sensational Australian legal decisions of the 21st century when she joined others in charging a newspaper columnist with breaching the Racial Discrimination Act. He was found guilty, and the repercussions continue.
In this deeply personal memoir, told in her distinctive, wry style, Anita Heiss gives a first-hand account of her experiences as a woman with an Aboriginal mother and Austrian father. She explains the development of her activist consciousness. (back cover)