True Stories: History, Politics, Aboriginality (1999 Boyer Lectures) by Inga Clendinnen

True Stories: History, Politics, Aboriginality (1999 Boyer Lectures)

byInga Clendinnen

Kobo ebook | May 16, 2010

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Inga Clendinnen believes that democratic people need true stories about their past. In these engaging essays, based on her 1999 Boyer Lectures, she argues for the rejection of any single, simple account of the Australian past and looks towards a deeper understanding of what whites have done to Indigenous Australians.

The reader catches the experience of individuals through fragments-a woman being manhandled on a beach, an old man remembering the hard lessons of his boyhood in a Jesuit mission, an old woman urgently dancing the history of her country.

This frank and challenging review of race relations in Australia helps us cast off prejudice and foregone conclusions and to look with fresh eyes. It enables us to understand better how this nation came to be what it is today.

'Under the entertaining surface...she is profound, provocative and persuasive.' Courier Mail

Title:True Stories: History, Politics, Aboriginality (1999 Boyer Lectures)Format:Kobo ebookPublished:May 16, 2010Publisher:The Text Publishing CompanyLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1921799153

ISBN - 13:9781921799150

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