Talking to my country

Talking to my country
Grant, Stan, 1963-
  • Item Type: Book - 305.89915 GRAN
  • Published: 2016
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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 Australia 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?

Related Subjects

Aboriginal Australians, Treatment of.
Aboriginal Australians--Social conditions--21st century.
Racism--Australia.
Reconciliation.
Social conflict--Australia.

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ISBN:

9781460751978 (hardback)

Personal Author:

Grant, Stan, 1963-

Title:

Talking to my country / Stan Grant.

Publication Info:

Sydney, NSW : HarperCollins Publishers Australia, 2016.

Publication Info:

©2016

Physical description:

230 pages ; 22 cm.

Content Type:

text

Media Type:

unmediated

Carrier Type:

volume

Subject term:

Aboriginal Australians, Treatment of.

Subject term:

Aboriginal Australians--Social conditions--21st century.

Subject term:

Racism--Australia.

Subject term:

Reconciliation.

Subject term:

Social conflict--Australia.

Geographic term:

Australia--Race relations--21st century.

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