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After the Carnage
After the Carnage
Tara June Winch


Ten years after the much-acclaimed Swallow the Air, Tara June Winch returns with an extraordinary new collection of stories A single mother resorts to extreme measures to protect her young son ...


Finding Eliza: Power and Colonial Storytelling
Finding Eliza: Pow...
Larissa Behrendt


A vital Indigenous perspective on colonial storytelling. Aboriginal lawyer, writer and filmmaker Larissa Behrendt has long been fascinated by the story of Eliza Fraser, who was purportedly captured b ...


Swallow The Air (10th Anniversary Edition)
Swallow The Air (1...
Tara June Winch


In 2006, Tara June Winch’s startling debut Swallow the Air was published to acclaim. Its poetic yet visceral style announced the arrival a fresh and exciting new talent. This 10th anniversary e ...


Not Just Black and White
Not Just Black and...
Lesley Williams
Tammy Williams


An extraordinary memoir about two women, striving for equality and determined to make sure history is not forgotten.


Mullumbimby
Mullumbimby
Melissa Lucashenk...


A darkly funny novel of romantic love and cultural warfare from one of Australia’s most admired Indigenous voices.


Good Morning, Mr Sarra
Good Morning, Mr S...
Chris Sarra


The story of one man who might just have the answer to a brighter future for Aboriginal Australia. Chris Sarra is nationally acclaimed as the school principal who turned around the toxic culture and p ...


Mazin Grace
Mazin Grace
Dylan Coleman


Growing up on the Mission isn't easy for feisty Grace, especially when her classmates tease her for not having a father. Winner of the 2011 David Unaipon Award for Indigenous Writing.


Double Native
Double Native
Fiona Doyle
Fiona Wirrer-Geor...


Double Native is a powerful and candid memoir that offers a rare insight into the burgeoning years of the contemporary Indigenous dance movement and what it means to straddle two cultures.


Purple Threads
Purple Threads
Jeanine Leane


Winner of the 2010 David Unaipon Award for Indigenous Writing, Purple Threads is a humorous collection of rural yarns by a gifted storyteller.


The Boundary
The Boundary
Nicole Watson


Winner of the 2009 David Unaipon Award. Hours after rejecting the Corrowa People’s native title claim on Brisbane’s Meston Park, Justice Bruce Brosnan is brutally murdered in his home. Days later, la ...



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