Tell me why : the story of my life and my music

Tell me why : the story of my life and my music
Roach, Archie, 1955-
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  • Published: 2019
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Description

A powerful memoir of a true Australian legend: stolen child, musical and lyrical genius, and leader. No one has lived as many lives as Archie Roach--stolen child, seeker, teenage alcoholic, lover, father, musical and lyrical genius, and leader--but it took him almost a lifetime to find out who he really was. Roach was only two years old when he was forcibly removed from his family. Brought up by a series of foster parents until his early teens, his world imploded when he received a letter that spoke of a life he had no memory of. In this intimate, moving and often shocking memoir, Archie's story is an extraordinary odyssey through love and heartbreak, family and community, survival and renewal--and the healing power of music. Overcoming enormous odds to find his story and his people, Archie voices the joy, pain and hope he found on his path through song to become the legendary singer-songwriter and storyteller that he is today - beloved by fans worldwide. "Tell Me Why" is a stunning account of resilience and the strength of spirit - and of a great love story.

Related Subjects

Aboriginal Australians--Biography.
Singers--Australia--Biography.
Stolen generations (Australia)--Biography.

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Belgrave Library Book 781.64 ROAC On Loan - Due 21-12-2019
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ISBN:

9781760850166 (hardback)

Personal Author:

Roach, Archie, 1955-

Title:

Tell me why : the story of my life and my music / Archie Roach.

Publication Info:

Cammeray, NSW : Simon & Schuster Australia, 2019.

Publication Info:

©2019

Physical description:

378 pages, 32 unnumberd pages of plates : illustrations (colour and black & white), portraits, facsimilies ; 24 cm

Content Type:

text

Content Type:

still image

Media Type:

unmediated

Carrier Type:

volume

Personal subject:

Roach, Archie, 1955-

Subject term:

Aboriginal Australians--Biography.

Subject term:

Singers--Australia--Biography.

Subject term:

Stolen generations (Australia)--Biography.

Genre index term:

Autobiographies.

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