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Eclipse




Eclipse

Author: 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 and what we have now was won then. It is easy for Australia to forget its political heroes, to deny them a place in this here now country. Sportspeople fill our need for instant heroes and we forget those who ran other races. I have read the prose work of Dr Roberta Sykes and am now privileged to read the fights of Bobbi's Poetry. Mudrooroo from Foreword Dr Roberta Sykes was winner of the 1994 Australian Human Rights Medal. Eclipse gives voice to mothers, to daughters who do not know their fathers, to men who cannot know themselves ­ in a white world fraught with tensions. Bobbi Sykes's distinctive rhythm and tone, and her clarity of message vibrate off every page. Her staccato challenging style impacts like a splash of iced water ­ your skin tingles and your eyes open wide.
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"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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