Inside Black Australia: An Anthology of Aboriginal Poetry
Penguin, 1988 - Fiction - 213 pages
From the campfires and 'reserves' of the desert, from riverbeds and prison cells, from universities and urban ghettoes come the inside voices of Australia. These are tough poems that resist the silence of genocide and the destruction of culture. The collection is an angry call for justice and the restoration of the land and the Dreaming. The Aboriginal lives glimpsed give white Australians a hint of the deep possibilities of belonging in this land.
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Aboriginal poets ain't Archie Weller Australia Black blood so red Bobbi Sykes born brother brown Bullai bush Canberra child colour Corner Co'es corroboree cried culture dance dead death dreaming Dreamtime dying earth Ernie Dingo eyes face fear feel give Jacky gone Gooboora GRAHAM BRADY hear heart human Jack Davis Jim Everett justice kalu kangaroo Kevin Gilbert Koorie kuja Land Rights laugh Lionel Fogarty live look manu Moon Bird mother Mullewa Nampijinpa Never blood night Noonuccal Old Co'es Oodgeroo Oodgeroo Noonuccal play poems poetry prison published Queensland racism rain remember River Robert Walker rocks screams sing sisters South Wales spear spirit STEVE BARNEY stories Tasmania Tasmanian Aboriginal tears tell terra nullius there's things trees tribal tribe voice wangkaja White man's vision whiteman Wiradjuri woman women writing Wurarbuti
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