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ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Stan Grant is Indigenous Affairs editor for the ABC and Chair of Indigenous Affairs at Charles Sturt University. He won the 2015 Walkley Award for coverage of Indigenous Affairs and is the author of The Tears of Strangers and Talking to My Country.

The idea that I am Australian hits me with a thud. It is a blinding self-realisation that collides with the comfortable notion of who I am. To be honest, for an Indigenous person, it can feel like a betrayal somehow – at the very least, a capitulation. We are so used to telling ourselves that Australia is a white country: am I now white? The reality is more ambiguous … To borrow from Franz Kafka, identity is a cage in search of a bird.

—Stan Grant, The Australian Dream

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These are the things we don’t talk about in Indigenous communities. These are our inconvenient truths. There is no single Aboriginal community.
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PUBLISHED: November 2016
RRP: $22.99
ISBN: 9781863958899 PAPERBACK
ISBN: 9781925435368 EBOOK


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