Don't Take Your Love to Town

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Univ. of Queensland Press, 2007 - Aboriginal Australians - 269 pages
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Ruby Langford Ginibi's bestselling first book is now back in print.With sales of over 30,000 copies since publication in 1988, Don't Take Your Love to Townis now a seminal work of Indigenous memoir. It has been set for HSC over a number of years and is one of the most important Indigenous life stories to be published in Australia.Ruby Langford Ginibi is a remarkable woman whose sense of humour has endured through all the hardships she has experienced. Her first volume of memoir is a story of extraordinary courage in the face of poverty and tragedy. She writes about the changing ways of life in Aboriginal communities - rural and urban; the disintegration of traditional lifestyles and the sustaining energy that has come from the renewal of Aboriginal culture in recent years.As a tribute to her life and work, this rejacketed edition of Don't Take Your Love to Townis being published to coincide with Ruby's new memoir, All My Mob.
 

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Contents

Names
1
You are my Sunshine
3
Chiefy Pie and the Ballet Lesson
14
Ghost Riders in the Sky
26
The Bodiless Woman
42
My Belongin Place
55
Bush Tucker
68
The Fencing Circus
83
CorroboreePhaedra
113
Saltoftheearth Women
121
The Debutante Ball
126
Deaths and Weddings
142
The Boys in Trouble
162
Why we didnt Assimilate
173
Nobby Goes to Gaol
182
The Operation
202

The Oinky Chapter
94
A Stranger in my Camp
102

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