NAIDOC WEEK- Book Recommendations

Holmesglen Rec Team • 1 July 2021

Book Recommendations - Celebrating our indigenous authors¬†ūüďö

Recognising Australia's authors who, in many cases, have taken the responsibility to educate others on Australian indigenous affairs with raw honesty and emotion. These books voice and speak the truth of our history and capture what it means to be indigenous in Australia. It's a great way to reflect on Australian history and consider what part you will play in our future. 

In no particular order, below are some of the top recommended must-reads by our fantastic storytellers. Comment below if you have any recommendations. 

  1. Stan Grant ‚Äď Australia Day
    AD
  2. Growing up Abroginal in Australia
    GUIA
  3. Welcome to Country : A Travel Guide to Indigenous Australia / Marcia Langton
    WTC
  4. Black is the new white / Nakkiah Lui
    BITNW
  5. Too much lip / Melissa Lucashenko
    TML
  6. The Yield by Tara June Winch
    TY
  7. Taboo / Kim Scott
    T
  8. Terra nullius / Claire G. Coleman
    TT
  9. Becoming Kirrali Lewis / Jane Harrison
    Kirrali
  10. Tell Me Why by Archie Roach
    ARCHIE
  11. Black Politics by Sarah Maddison
    BP
  12. Born Again Blackfella by Jack Charles, with Namila Benson
    BF
  13. The White Girl by Tony Birch
    TB
  14. Finding the Heart of the Nation by Thomas Mayor
    FTN
  15. Am I Black Enough For You? By Anita Heiss
    BEFY

 

REFERENCES
https://www.cockburnlibraries.com.au/blog/naidoc-week-2019-fifteen-must-read-books-by-aboriginal-australians/
https://www.vogue.com.au/culture/features/an-essential-indigenous-australian-reading-list/image-gallery/0e14acb0c01a70e648362bd6f8140d7f