An Intruder's Guide to East Arnhem Land

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Niblock Pub., 2007 - Aboriginal Australians - 311 pages
Andrew McMillan's AN INTRUDER'S GUIDE TO EAST ARNHEM LAND is part history, part journalism, part literature, part love story with a people and a place. The writing is both edgy and contemporary; a narrative of history in remote Australia where the echoes of the past continue to resonate with us today. Passionate, sensitive, witty and surprising, this book will give you a sense of Australia and national identity you have never known before. Arnhem Land: where the first (or even second or third) language is not English and you need to ask permission before travelling across country; where you have to demonstrate respect and observation of the laws of the land and its peoples but none of it is written down. After a lifetime of growing up in Australia it feels eerily like foreign travel - but without ever leaving the country. Andrew McMillan has spent decades visiting Arnhem Land, meeting, talking but mainly listening to people in a place that few outsiders visit. This book offers a unique insight.

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About the author (2007)

Andrew McMillan was born in South Yorkshire in 1988 and lectures in Creative Writing at Liverpool John Moores University. In 2014 he won a substantial Northern Writer's Award. He was also won the UK's 10,000 (A$21,394) Guardian First Book Award, with his title Physical. His title is just the second poetry collection to be shortlisted for the award since it was established in 1999.

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