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Roberta (Bobbi) Sykes was born and grew up in Townsville. Formally educated to the age of fourteen, she worked at many jobs including waitressing, dishwashing, nursing and floor-scrubbing before moving to Sydney in 1971. She became a freelance journalist and was associated with a range of Black organisations across the nation. After years of self-education, and lecturing experience at various Australian universities, she completed a Masters degree and then her doctorate in education at Harvard University. While studying she won the Harvard Medical School, Department of Psychiatry’s Peter B. Livingstone Fellowship Award (1983), and the Patricia Weickert Black Writers Award (Australia 1982). In 1994, she was the winner of the Australian Human Rights Medal. Bobbi Sykes works as a consultant and lecturer – to support her writing habit – and is a frequent international traveller, in demand for poetry readings and conference and lecture presentations. Her previous publications include MumShirl (1981), which has been translated and published in Italy; Incentive, Achievement and Community (1986); Black Majority (1989); Murwina: Australian Women of High Achievement (1993) and the three volume autobiography Snake Dreaming (1997-2000). Her earlier poetry book Love Poems and Other Revolutionary Actions (1988) has been translated and published in Germany. UQP published her second collection, Eclipse, in 1996.
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Eclipse
Eclipse
Bobbi Sykes


"Identities: Who am I?" Thus begins one of Bobbi's poems and perhaps this is a question which needed to be answered, for we remember her media images of the seventies when the struggle was new and hot ...


Love Poems And Other Revolutionary Ideas
Love Poems And Oth...
Bobbi Sykes


"An important and thought-provoking book. Bobbi Sykes is to be congratulated." Oodgeroo Noonuccal (Kath Walker) The impassioned voices here are many and diverse. Each carries the message "We are all ...

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