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Growing up Aboriginal in Australia

By: Anita Heiss
Narrated by: Gregory J Fryer,Hunter Page-Lochard,Lisa Maza,Shari Sebbens,Tamala Shelton,Tony Briggs
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Publisher's Summary

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 those 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.

©2018 Anita Heiss and Black Inc. (P)2018 W. F. Howes Ltd

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Great honest storytelling

It’s writing like this that helps me understand an upbringing and perspective so different from my own.

Thank you Dr Heiss for collecting these stories and making them available to hear. Thank you for having the courage to tell your story for me to hear.

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I couldn't really get into this.

i think I would have preferred a longer story of someone's life and it could have talked about varying perspectives from different Indigenous Australians around them to get the insight into different experiences but I didn't really like this topic in such short story format as some stories seemed really surface level and didn't draw me in or give me the insight into the life of an Indigenous Australian that I wanted. I didn't read the whole thing so i can't review that but It wasn't really what I was hoping for.

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Such a diverse range of voices!

I loved this book - hearing the diverse stories and voices of indigenous Australians from across the last century. It brought to life just how our appalling public policies and attitudes have impacted individuals and communities through generations. And demonstrates the amazing resilience of the Aboriginal people. It was both heart breaking and inspiring. So much to learn and reflect on as a white Australian.

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A powerful collection of stories

These personal stories of Australian Aboriginals bring to light what many have always known - that the resilience and grace that lives within the black community is awe inspiring. Many common threads weave throughout these diverse accounts of life, presented in a way that will make you laugh and cry and question everything you thought you knew. Thanks Dr Anita Heiss for this terrific read.

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An absolute must for anyone living in, or visiting Australia.

A brilliant collection of raw stories of strength. Beautifully narrated, I highly recommend listening to this very important book x

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A tough but necessary listen

As a non indigenous Austrian, this book was very hard to listen to. To hear some of the stories, and the way Indigenous people are still being treated in this day and age is disgusting.
This book has really opened my eyes up to some of the hardships faced by Indigenous people, and to the lies that we as NI people are constantly told.
A tough, but very necessary listen. Thank you to all who have been brave enough to share your stories with us.

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Brilliantly narrated and written

Absolutely amazing
Don’t miss this one
Fabulous learnings and interesting stories. You will not be disappointed

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Amazing.

Enlightening, heartbreaking, funny, interesting. A must listen, particularly beneficial for non Indigenous Australians as if give you alot to reflect on.

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Knowledge. These first-hand accounts from First Nations people give a real insight into the work that needs to be done to celebrate indigenous culture and remedy past mistakes with our First Nations people.

Very insightful.

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Required Listening of First Nation’s People’s Experiences

Thanks for the opportunity to gain some more insights into worlds I could never hope to understand without the truth telling of some of our brightest lights

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In the spirit of reconciliation, Audible acknowledges the Traditional Custodians of country throughout Australia and their connections to land, sea and community. We pay our respect to their elders past and present and extend that respect to all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples today.