Little Black Bastard: A Story of Survival

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Hodder Headline Australia, 2005 - Aboriginal Australians - 266 pages
Noel Tovey has an amazing story. A street kid in the slums of Carlton, he survived a childhood buffeted by the horrors of poverty, sex abuse and neglect, which would have killed some, and certainly twisted most beyond hope.This is the story of how he lived and survived the years of childhood and adolescence - and all along the way hold on to a sense of hope and optimism which allowed him to realise his potential as a dancer and choreographer in London and the US.LITTLE BLACK BASTARD is also a journey back to the Melbourne of the late 1940s and 1950s - and wonderfully evokes the sights and sounds and social mores of the times. It is a rare memoir, which truly shows the power of the human spirit.Endorsements: 'No indigenous Australian has made a more admired contribution to the theatrical and cultural life of our country.' - Bob Carr'Remarkable tale' - Daily Telegraph'A scorching chronicle of poverty, brutality and sexual abuse' - Herald Sun

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