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Growing up Torres Strait Islander in Australia

2024
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What makes Zenadth Kes / Torres Strait unique? And what is it like to be a Torres Strait Islander in contemporary Australia? Growing Up Torres Strait Islander in Australia, edited by poet and author Samantha Faulkner, showcases the distinct identity of Torres Strait Islanders through their diverse voices and journeys. Hear from emerging and established writers from both today and the recent past. Discover stories of going dugong hunting and eating mango marinated in soy sauce. The smell of sugar cane and frangipani-scented sea breeze. Dancing, music, grandmothers, canoe time and weaving bamboo. Training as a doctor and advocating for healthcare for the Torres Strait. The loneliness of being caught between two cultures. 'Is that really your mum? Why is she black?' Not being Islander enough. Working hard to reconnect to your roots, and claiming back land and culture.
Main title:
Growing up Torres Strait Islander in Australia / edited by Samantha Faulkner.
Author:
Imprint:
Collingwood, VIC : Black Inc., [2024]©2024
Collation:
225 pages : portraits, map ; 22 cm.
ISBN:
9781760644420 (pbk)9781760644420
Dewey class:
305.8991305.89912305.899
Language:
English
BRN:
554483
LocationCollectionCall numberStatus/Desc
Beaumaris LibraryAdult Non Fiction - Indigenous305.899 GROOnloan - Due: 03 Jul 2024
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