The Resource Talking to my country, Stan Grant

Talking to my country, Stan Grant

Label
Talking to my country
Title
Talking to my country
Statement of responsibility
Stan Grant
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
An extraordinarily powerful and personal meditation on race, culture and national identity. In July 2015, as the debate over Adam Goodes being booed at AFL games raged and got ever more heated and ugly, Stan Grant wrote a short but powerful piece for The Guardian that went viral, not only in Australia but right around the world, shared over 100,000 times on social media. His was a personal, passionate and powerful response to racism in Australia and the sorrow, shame, anger and hardship of being an indigenous man. 'We are the detritus of the brutality of the Australian frontier', he wrote, 'We remained a reminder of what was lost, what was taken, what was destroyed to scaffold the building of this nation's prosperity.' Stan Grant was lucky enough to find an escape route, making his way through education to become one of our leading journalists. He also spent many years outside Australia, working in Asia, the Middle East, Europe and Africa, a time that liberated him and gave him a unique perspective on Australia. This is his very personal meditation on what it means to be Australian, what it means to be indigenous, and what racism really means in this country. Talking to My Country is that rare and special book that talks to every Australian about their country - what it is, and what it could be. It is not just about race, or about indigenous people but all of us, our shared identity. Direct, honest and forthright, Stan is talking to us all. He might not have all the answers but he wants us to keep on asking the question: how can we be better?
Member of
Storyline
Tone
Writing style
Award
Walkley Award for Best Nonfiction Book, 2016
Biography type
contains biographical information
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10523317
Cataloging source
ANL
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1963-
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Grant, Stan
Dewey number
305.89915
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
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  • Reconciliation
  • Aboriginal Australians, Treatment of
  • Aboriginal Australians
  • Racism
  • Social conflict
  • Reconciliation
  • Australia
Target audience
adult
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/titleRemainder
an indigenous memoir
Label
Talking to my country, Stan Grant
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Bibliography: pages 226 -230
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
000057158031
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
230 pages
Isbn
9781460751978
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2015463449
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)925399933
Label
Talking to my country, Stan Grant
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Bibliography: pages 226 -230
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
000057158031
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
230 pages
Isbn
9781460751978
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2015463449
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)925399933

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