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Talking To My Country by [Grant, Stan]
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4.7 out of 5 stars 15 customer reviews

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Length: 240 pages Word Wise: Enabled Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
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'Grant will be an important voice in shaping this nation.' The Saturday Paper 'Grant is a natural storyteller ... at his best when recounting his experiences and observations of Indigenous Australian life with devastating simplicity and acuity. This highly readable book ... has the potential to spark empathy and generate important discussion, and deserves to be read widely.' Bookseller + Publisher 'Searingly honest, this is a compelling and harrowing book in which Stan Grant adds his strong voice to the clamour for social justice and indigenous rights.' New Internationalist

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An extraordinarily powerful and personal meditation on race, culture and national identity.

In July 2015, as the debate over Adam Goodes being booed at AFL games raged and got ever more heated and ugly, Stan Grant wrote a short but powerful piece for The Guardian that went viral, not only in Australia but right around the world, shared over 100,000 times on social media. His was a personal, passionate and powerful response to racism in Australian and the sorrow, shame, anger and hardship of being an indigenous man. 'We are the detritus of the brutality of the Australian frontier', he wrote, 'We remained a reminder of what was lost, what was taken, what was destroyed to scaffold the building of this nation's prosperity.'

Stan Grant was lucky enough to find an escape route, making his way through education to become one of our leading journalists. He also spent many years outside Australia, working in Asia, the Middle East, Europe and Africa, a time that liberated him and gave him a unique perspective on Australia. This is his very personal meditation on what it means to be Australian, what it means to be indigenous, and what racism really means in this country.

TALKING TO MY COUNTRY is that rare and special book that talks to every Australian about their country - what it is, and what it could be. It is not just about race, or about indigenous people but all of us, our shared identity. Direct, honest and forthright, Stan is talking to us all. He might not have all the answers but he wants us to keep on asking the question: how can we be better?


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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 522 KB
  • Print Length: 154 pages
  • Publisher: HarperCollins (22 February 2016)
  • Sold by: HarperCollins Publishers (AU)
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B018PXCCM2
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Word Wise: Enabled
  • Screen Reader: Supported
  • Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars 15 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #26,860 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)

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