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Tell Me Why: The Story of My Life and My Music

Tell Me Why: The Story of My Life and My Music (Audio CD / Audio, Unabridged)

Read by Roach, Archie

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A powerful memoir of a true Australian legend: stolen child, musical and lyrical genius, and leader. Not many have lived as many lives as Archie Roach - stolen child, seeker, teenage alcoholic, lover, father, musical and lyrical genius, and leader - but it took him almost a lifet...ime to find out who he really was. Roach was only two years old when he was forcibly removed from his family. Brought up by a series of foster parents until his early teens, his world imploded when he received a letter that spoke of a life he had no memory of. In this intimate, moving and often shocking memoir, Archie's story is an extraordinary odyssey through love and heartbreak, family and community, survival and renewal - and the healing power of music. Overcoming enormous odds to find his story and his people, Archie voices the joy, pain and hope he found on his path through song to become the legendary singer-songwriter and storyteller that he is today - beloved by fans worldwide. Tell Me Why is a stunning account of resilience and the strength of spirit - and of a great love story. This special audio production was recorded in Archie's home, on country. It features acoustic samplings from the songs featured throughout the book and at the beginning of each chapter, including tribute songs to Ruby, works that inspired his journey, and the first song Archie ever penned, 'Open Your Eyes'. Shortlisted for the Victorian Premier's Literary Awards, Non-Fiction Shortlisted for the 2020 Indie Book Awards, Non-Fiction Archie Roach is the 2020 VIC Australian of the Year 'Just like his early songs, Tell Me Why was written with empathy as its impetus and that intent shines through on every page. This is a phenomenal work by one of the most articulate and recognisable members of the Stolen Generations. It will be read, studied and discussed for many years to come.' The Australian 'Beautiful, gut-wrenching and compelling memoir' Sydney Morning Herald 'Archie's deeply resonant voice sings out - of a broken country and a life renewed. The voice of Australia.' Daniel Browning, ABC journalist and producer 'Roach is honest and humble in his oft-heartbreaking retelling of his search for identity, belonging and purpose' Courier Mail 'Best book of 2019: Tell Me Why by Archie Roach, a beautifully written autobiography that captures one of the most remarkable lives in Australian music' Weekend Australian
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ISBN 9781760857264
Published NZ 1 Apr 2020
Publisher Simon & Schuster Australia
Format Audio CD/Audio, Unabridged
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ISBN-13 9781760857264
Stock Available
Status In stock at publisher; delivery usually 20-30 working days due to covid19 delays
Publisher Simon & Schuster Australia
Imprint Simon & Schuster Australia
Published 1 Apr 2020
Publication Country Australia Australia
Format Audio CD/Audio, Unabridged
 › 2 other possible formats available
Edition Unabridged
Author(s) Read by Roach, Archie
Category Audio / Visual (Audio books, Music, DVDs, CDROMs)
Biography & Autobiography
Biography & Autobiography: General
Biography & Autobiography: Film, Television, Music, Theatre
True Stories
True Stories Of Endurance & Survival
Number of Pages Not specified
Dimensions Not specified
Dewey Code Not specified
Weight Not specified - defaults to 400g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
NBS Text Autobiography: General