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              Growing Up Aboriginal in Australia
               

              Growing Up Aboriginal in Australia (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Heiss, Anita

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              What is it like to grow up Aboriginal in Australia? This anthology, compiled by award-winning author Anita Heiss, showcases many diverse voices, experiences and stories in order to answer that question. Accounts from well-known authors and high-profile identities sit alongside t...hose from newly discovered writers of all ages. All of the contributors speak from the heart - sometimes calling for empathy, oftentimes challenging stereotypes, always demanding respect. This groundbreaking collection will enlighten, inspire and educate about the lives of Aboriginal people in Australia today. Contributors include: Tony Birch, Deborah Cheetham, Adam Goodes, Terri Janke, Patrick Johnson, Ambelin Kwaymullina, Jack Latimore, Celeste Liddle, Amy McQuire, Kerry Reed-Gilbert, Miranda Tapsell, Jared Thomas, Aileen Walsh, Alexis West, Tara June Winch, and many, many more. Teaching notes by Dr Marnee Shay available from publisher's web site: https://www.blackincbooks.com.au/sites/default/files/Growing%20Up%20Aboriginal_Teaching%20Notes.pd
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              ISBN 9781863959810
              Published NZ 16 Apr 2018
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              Growing Up African in Australia

              Growing Up African in Australia (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Clarke, Maxine Beneba

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              People of African descent have been in Australia for at least 200 years, yet their stories are largely missing from Australian writing. Australians of the African diaspora have arrived here in many different ways- directly from the continent; via the Caribbean, the Americas and t...he United Kingdom; making the journey to Australia over one generation, or several.What is it like to grow up African in Australia? This anthology, compiled by award-winning author Maxine Beneba Clarke with curatorial assistance from writers Ahmed Yussuf and Magan Magan, showcases diverse voices, experiences and stories in order to answer that question. Accounts from well-known authors and high-profile cultural and sporting identities sit alongside newly discovered voices of all ages, with experiences spanning regions, cities and generations. All of the pieces call for understanding, oftentimes challenging stereotypes, always demanding respect.Growing Up African aims to defy, question or shed light on the many stereotypes that currently exist about the vibrant extended African community in Australia.Contributors include Faustina Agolley, Santilla Chingaipe, Carly Findlay, Khalid Warsame, Nyadol Nyuon, Tariro Mavondo, Magan Magan and many, many more.
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              ISBN 9781760640934
              Published NZ 2 Apr 2019
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              Growing Up Queer in Australia

              Growing Up Queer in Australia (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Law, Benjamin

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              'I marked the day in my adolescent diary with a single blank page.' 'The mantle of queer migrant compelled me to keep going - to go further.' 'I never came out to my parents. I felt I owed them no explanation.' 'All I heard from the pulpit were grim hints.' 'I became acutely awar...e of the parts of myself that were unpalatable to queers who grew up in the city.' 'I was thirty-eight and figured it was time to come out to her.' 'That's when I know it's not going anywhere - the gay.' 'I felt like I had been dunked into an episode of The L Word and I wasn't given the script.' 'No amount of YouTube videos and queer think pieces prepared me for this moment.' 'My queerness was born in a hot dry land that was never ceded.' 'I finally admitted what my feelings for Dirty Dancing-era Patrick Swayze had clearly been indicating for some time.' 'Even now, I sometimes think that I don't know my own desire.' Compiled by celebrated author and journalist Benjamin Law, Growing Up Queer in Australia assembles voices from across the spectrum of LGBTQIA+ identity. Spanning diverse places, eras, genders, ethnicities and experiences, these are the stories of growing up queer in Australia. 'For better or worse, sooner or later, life conspires to reveal you to yourself, and this is growing up.' With contributions from David Marr, Fiona Wright, Nayuka Gorrie, Steve Dow, Holly Throsby, Sally Rugg, Tony Ayres, Nic Holas, Rebecca Shaw, Giselle Au Nguyen and many more.
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              ISBN 9781760640866
              Published NZ 6 Aug 2019
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              The Prince: Faith, Abuse and George Pell (updated edition)
               

              The Prince: Faith, Abuse and George Pell (updated edition) (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Marr, David

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              David Marr's explosive bestseller, now expanded and fully updated. In March this year, the nation's most powerful Catholic, Cardinal George Pell, was jailed for child sexual assault. In The Prince, David Marr investigates the man, his career and his ultimate fall. Marr reveals a ...cleric at ease with power and aggressive in asserting the prerogatives of the Vatican. He charts Pell's response - as a man, a priest, an archbishop and a prince of the church - to the scandal that has engulfed the Catholic world- the sexual abuse of children. This is the story of a cleric torn by the contest between his church and its victims, and slow to realise that the Catholic Church cannot, in the end, escape secular scrutiny. Behind it all was Pell's own terrible secret, which was uncovered and judged in a trial that convulsed the nation. The Prince is a portrait of hypocrisy and ambition, set against a backdrop of terrible suffering and an ancient institution in turmoil.
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              ISBN 9781760641733
              Published NZ 10 Sep 2019
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              How To Do Nothing: Resisting the Attention Economy

              How To Do Nothing: Resisting the Attention Economy (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Odell, Jenny

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              A galvanising critique of the forces vying for our attention - and our personal information - that redefines what we think of as productivity and reveals what we've been too distracted to see about ourselves and our world. Nothing is harder to do these days than nothing. But in a... world where our value is determined by our data productivity, doing nothing may be our most important form of resistance. So argues artist and critic Jenny Odell in this field guide to slowing down. Odell sees our attention as the most precious - and overdrawn - resource we have. Once we can start paying a new kind of attention, we can undertake bolder forms of political action, reimagine humanity's role in the environment, and arrive at a more meaningful understanding of happiness and fulfilment. Far from a simple anti-technology screed, or a pointless back-to-nature meditation, How to Do Nothing is an action plan for thinking beyond capitalist narratives of efficiency and value. Provocative, timely and utterly persuasive, it shows us how to preserve our inner lives and bring about change in a world that needs this more than ever. 'A manifesto for the internet age.'-The A.V. Club 'An invigorating meditation on ways of seeing and being more present ... It's a book that could change you for the better.'-LitHub
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              ISBN 9781760641795
              Published NZ 5 Nov 2019
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              The Red Highway
               

              The Red Highway (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Rothwell, Nicolas

              This is the story of a quest - a journey down the red highway. After a spell reporting the Iraq War, Nicolas Rothwell returns to Australia, to explore the deserts and towns, sleepy coastline and hidden worlds of the north As he travels, his journey gathers momentum and finds a sh...ape. It becomes a quest - for knowledge and a sense of home.
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              ISBN 9781863954211
              Published NZ 4 May 2009
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              Practice: Journalism, essays and criticism
               

              Practice: Journalism, essays and criticism (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Rundle, Guy

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              Known for his wild wit and irreverent commentary, Guy Rundle is one of Australia?s most virtuosic minds.Practice distils his best writing on politics, culture, class and more, and includes new and previously unpublished material. In it, Rundle roves the campaign trails of Obama, ...Palin and Trump; rides the Amtrak around a desolate America; bails up Bob Katter and Pauline Hanson; and excavates the deeper meanings of True Detective and Joy Division.Insightful and hilarious, Practice reveals Rundle as among Australia?s sharpest and most entertaining minds, with a genuinely awe-inducing range and an utterly inimitable voice. There is only one Guy Rundle.
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              ISBN 9781760641313
              Published NZ 5 Mar 2019
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              Vertigo
                

              Vertigo (Paperback)

              By Lohrey, Amanda

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              Luke and Anna decide on a sea-change. They leave the city, fleeing a past and a future that fill them with fear. On the coast they discover a natural world that is both destructive and rejuvenating. Events sweep them up and they must confront what they have tried to put behind th...em. Vertigo is a fable of love and awakening.
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              ISBN 9781863954303
              Published NZ 4 May 2009
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              Now or Never
               

              Now or Never (Paperback)

              By Flannery, Tim

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              Tim Flannery's Quarterly Essay was a national bestseller. Now or Never combines this landmark essay with nine responses to it by leading figures, and Flannery's reply. The result is an essential short book about the most urgent issue of our time - sustainability, and whether huma...nity can rise to this challenge.
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              ISBN 9781863954297
              Published NZ 4 May 2009
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              The Wreck of the Batavia and Prosper
               

              The Wreck of the Batavia and Prosper (Trade Paperback / Paperback, Australian ed.)

              By Leys, Simon

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              In 1629, the ship Batavia was wrecked on the edge of a coral archipelago. Most people on board escaped, only to become victims of a psychopath who organised a methodical massacre of this hapless community. Leys travelled to the site, and learned that the island was habitable, thu...s, the massacre appears all the more aberrant.
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              ISBN 9781863953269
              Published NZ 27 Sep 2010
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              Interest Age 13+ years
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