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Of ashes and rivers that run to the sea, Marie Munkara

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Of ashes and rivers that run to the sea
Title
Of ashes and rivers that run to the sea
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Marie Munkara
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Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Heartbreaking, darkly funny and deeply moving, Of Ashes and Rivers That Run to the Sea is a fearless account of being a young woman caught between two worlds. An old baptismal card falling out of a book changed the course of 28-year-old Marie Munkara's life forever. Until that moment she had no idea of her true origins in Arnhem Land. Delivered on the banks of the Mainoru River by her two grandmothers, Marie was fortunate not to have been thrown to the crocodiles, a fate reserved for babies born in her family with light skin. Knowing the child would be taken by the authorities, this matter-of-fact practice was considered much kinder for the babies and their families as it would save all from the heartbreak of separation and an unknown future for the child. But her grandmother Nellie had other ideas because she knew this one was 'special'. And so after the unexpected but welcome reprieve, Marie and her mother ended up on the Tiwi Islands before Marie was then taken and placed with a white family to be raised in Adelaide. After her chance finding of the baptismal card Marie went looking for her own family, leaving her strict Catholic establishment family aghast
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Writing style
Biography type
autobiography
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Cataloging source
ANL
Dewey number
305.89915
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
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Target audience
adult
Label
Of ashes and rivers that run to the sea, Marie Munkara
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SOC,GEN.
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
000057096037
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
274 pages
Isbn
9780857987273
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)939393085
Label
Of ashes and rivers that run to the sea, Marie Munkara
Publication
Copyright
Note
SOC,GEN.
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
000057096037
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
274 pages
Isbn
9780857987273
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)939393085

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