La storia di famiglia di Sally Morgan è il racconto di un popolo senza epica, un classico della letteratura aborigena: commovente, a tratti divertente e maestoso come gli spazi sconfinati del continente australiano. Sally dà avvio a un percorso di ricerca doloroso sulla sua discendenza lottando per superare i segreti a lungo taciuti dalla madre e dalla nonna fino alla scoperta della sua provenienza da una tribù di nativi aborigeni. Riprendendo la tradizione del racconto orale, l'autrice riesce a dar voce a un popolo brutalmente calpestato dall'uomo bianco nel silenzio e nell'indifferenza generale. Ma "La mia Australia" (pubblicato nel 1987) è molto più di una testimonianza sulle radici famigliari e la storia dell'Australia. È "un libro scritto con il cuore" come l'ha definito Alice Walker, un messaggio d'amore per le radici spirituali e per un modo di vivere autentico e profondamente intenso.
- ISBN: 8830102415
- Casa Editrice: Bompiani
- Pagine: 528
“Let me pass this way but once and do what good I can, I shall not pass this way again.” representation: author is of Aboriginal descent, from the Palku people of the Pilbara.[trigger warnings are listed at the bottom of this review and may contain spoilers] ★★★★★ sally morgan is such an incredible Leggi tutto
I don’t know how anyone could read this and not have their heart broken for the black fellas (or Aborigines) and those who’ve fought in wars. In many ways it was quite a tragedy, and as the story continued, I had a lump in my throat , because it actually happened. Just read it – that’s all I can say Leggi tutto
My Place, by Sally Morgan is now an Australian Classic, but it wasn’t when I first read it back in 1988, Australia’s bicentennial year. Like many Australians, I was shocked to read this deeply moving memoir which revealed without bitterness or rancour a chastening story of endemic racism in our coun Leggi tutto
3.5 Stars-- I honestly have to say that I probably never would have picked up this book if it wasn't sent to me by a friend. Mostly because I never knew it existed, but that's beside the point, hehe. I'm not really a memoir reader, but I am trying to read more non-fiction this year, so this blended
Finish date: 17 November 2017 Genre: memoir Rating: B Review: This is one one of the first books written from the Aboriginal point of view. "No one knows what it was like for us.” (pg 208). Sally Morgan’s family shame… was so strong that she had not been told she was indigenous. She was well into her t Leggi tutto
I haven't finished this book but I give a full five stars. It is written in an honest, uncompromising Australian vernacular without seeming to be a caricature of Australians or the way some speak. I read this and Sally Morgan has made me crack up and weep and wish I knew way more about our indigenou Leggi tutto
I found this book incredibly sad to read. The information was nothing new, I am all too familiar with the issues and treatment of Indigenous Australians. Nan was right, don't ever trust doctors, the Government or wealthy people.....very wise. We like to feel Australia has made huge leaps in the treat Leggi tutto
This book really touched me. I first became aware of the situation of the Aboriginal peoples in Australia when I was working for Blackwell North America during the early 1980s. We provided books to several Australian academic libraries, and they seemed to order everything on North American Indians.
This wasn’t part of my school’s curriculum when I was going through, and I believe that nowadays it is often one of the required reads for students. I think this is a great idea - it opens communication about a range of issues, but particularly what it was like to grow up as an indigenous Australian Leggi tutto
I knew next to nothing about aboriginal history before reading this for my postcolonial module, and now I want to read all I can on the topic. This is an incredibly moving memoir, and it made me laugh as many times as it made me cry. It's not the most perfectly written book, but it's beautiful nonet Leggi tutto
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