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My Place
My Place

My Place

BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY

358 Pages, 5 x 7.5

Formats: Trade Paper, PDF, EPUB, Mobipocket

Trade Paper, $18.00 (US $18.00) (CA $19.95)

Publication Date: April 2010

ISBN 9780949206312

Rights: US, CA, ZA, SAM & CAR

Fremantle Press (Apr 2010)

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Overview

Looking at the views and experiences of three generations of indigenous Australians, this autobiography unearths political and societal issues contained within Australia's indigenous culture. Sally Morgan traveled to her grandmother’s birthplace, starting a search for information about her family. She uncovers that she is not white but aborigine—information that was kept a secret because of the stigma of society. This moving account is a classic of Australian literature that finally frees the tongues of the author’s mother and grandmother, allowing them to tell their own stories.

Reviews

"A book for everyone: a book with the form and texture of a novel and the complexity and pace of a mystery not solved until the final pages. It is wonderfully entertaining." —New York Times Book Review

"A triumphant story that makes you glad it’s been told." —Times on Sunday

"Sad and wise and funny . . . unbelievably and unexpectedly moving, Sally Morgan’s love for her own spiritual and racial roots and her struggle to uncover them reveals a new Australia (the old) and a new way to embrace the elders and the young of all our peoples, wherever (and whoever) they might be. A book with heart." —Alice Walker, author, The Color Purple

"Funny and sad and very real: a satisfying and absorbing book, a unique record." —Pittburgh Press

"A moving and quite remarkable account of personal discovery." —Sydney Morning Herald

"One of the most significant milestones in Aboriginal literature." —Australian Magazine

Author Biography

Sally Morgan is the director for the Centre for Indigenous History at the University of Western Australia as well as an artist whose works are in numerous private and public collections in the United States and Australia. She is the author of Dan's Grandpa, My Place for Younger Readers: Arthur Corunna's Story, My Place for Younger Readers: Mother and Daughter, Speaking from the Heart, and Heartsick for Country.