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    A personal side woven in.

    Interesting to read of Stan Grant's history and how he felt during his Youth. Lots of bits of family history partly to show how there was dIscrimination and as brutality against someone black. Whenever I read books about aboriginal history and the situation today I get a feeling of anger and frustration that the wrongs haven't been overcome; the indigenous people should have their land that has been stolen and should be vibrant and proud. Obviously we all have to live here so some compromise has to be worked out. It is so frustrating that bigots and deniers hold back the healing and the remedies. The Adam Goodes booking episodes featured and it reminded me that I thought his dance movements on the ground shown on the TV news were just a delight. I can't understand fellow citizens booing, they are appalling people.
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    Worth the read

    It's true every Australian should read this book. Some places it made me cringe, cry, smile, angry, so a mad deeply emotional rollercoaster.
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    Talking to my country

    A wonderful and painful account of what it is like to be an Aboriginal person in Australia, revealing the extent of racism in this country. It makes me feel sad and helpless to read of the suffering that Stan Grant and his people have endured.
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    The history we need to know

    This is confronting, informative, gut wrenching and sad, but also one of the most inspiring stories I have read
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    A teller of place and places

    What Stan Grant is particularly good at is living and writing in the midst of complexity. His work is a balm for those of us negotiating the same territory while not wanting to forget the difficulties in ending up in a place anything like grace. Like his family before him he was born to tell stories and this one is among the most fundamental to understanding what we think of as Australia.
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