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The Resource Snake cradle : autobiography of a black woman, Roberta Sykes

Snake cradle : autobiography of a black woman, Roberta Sykes

Label
Snake cradle : autobiography of a black woman
Title
Snake cradle
Title remainder
autobiography of a black woman
Statement of responsibility
Roberta Sykes
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
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Summary
Snake Cradle chronicles the early years of one of Australia's best known activists for Aboriginal rights, from the time of her birth in Townsville in the 1940s through to the birth of her son, when she is 17, and the trial of the men who raped her. Roberta's voice is strong and true as she describes far North Queensland at the time, her battles with a series of childhood illnesses, and her growing awareness that hers was not an ordinary Australian childhood. Born to a white mother, and a father whose identity she did not know, her passion and commitment to the struggles of the Aboriginal people was shaped by the racism her dark skin invoked
Award
  • National Biography Award (Australia), 1998.
  • Age Non Fiction Award, 1997.
  • Nita B. Kibble Literary Award, 1998.
Biography type
autobiography
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
291211
Cataloging source
QJO
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1943-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Sykes, Roberta B.
Dewey number
920.094
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Series statement
Snake dreaming
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Sykes, Roberta B
  • Authors, Australian
  • Aboriginal Australians
  • Aboriginal Australians
  • Aboriginal Australians
  • Women, Aboriginal Australian
Target audience
adult
Label
Snake cradle : autobiography of a black woman, Roberta Sykes
Instantiates
Publication
Contents
Contents : <Vol.1> Snake cradle
Control code
000026509232
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
3v.
Isbn
9781864485134
Isbn Type
(<v.1>)
Label
Snake cradle : autobiography of a black woman, Roberta Sykes
Publication
Contents
Contents : <Vol.1> Snake cradle
Control code
000026509232
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
3v.
Isbn
9781864485134
Isbn Type
(<v.1>)

Library Locations

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