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Am I black enough for you?

Am I black enough for you?
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Barcode Shelf Location Collection Volume Ref. Branch Status Due Date Res.
S0004442880 092 Hei
Adult Non Fiction Biographies   Griffith . Available .  
S0003523497 305.899 Hei
Adult Non Fiction   Carrathool . Automatically Renewed . 30 Sep 2021
S0003626211 092 Hei
Adult Non Fiction   Hay . Available .  
S0003606596 092 Hei
Koori Resources - Narrandera   Narrandera . Available .  
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ISBN 9781742751924
Call Number 092 Hei
Author Heiss, Anita 1968
Title Am I black enough for you?
Publication details North Sydney, N.S.W. : Bantam, 2012
Notes I'm Aboriginal. I'm just not the Aboriginal person a lot of people want or expect me to be. What does it mean to be Aboriginal? Why is Australia so obsessed with notions of identity? Anita Heiss, successful author and passionate campaigner for Aboriginal literacy, was born a member of the Wiradjuri nation of central New South Wales, but was raised in the suburbs of Sydney and educated at the local Catholic school. She is Aboriginal - however, this does not mean she likes to go barefoot and, please, don't ask her to camp in the desert. After years of stereotyping Aboriginal Australians as either settlement dwellers or rioters in Redfern, the Australian media have discovered a new crime to charge them with: being too 'fair-skinned' to be an Australian Aboriginal. Such accusations led to Anita's involvement in one of the most important and sensational Australian legal decisions of the 21st-century when she joined others in charging a newspaper columnist with breaching the Racial Discrimination Act. He was found guilty, and the repercussions continue. In this deeply personal memoir, told in her distinctive, wry style, Anita Heiss gives a first-hand account of her experiences as a woman with an Aboriginal mother and Austrian father, and explains the development of her activist consciousness. Read her story and ask: what does it take for someone to be black enough for you?
Subject Added Entry - Personal Name Heiss, Anita
Subject Added Entry - Topical Aboriginal Australian authors
Aboriginal Australians
Ethnic identity
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