Indigenous Literacy Day

Ok, I’m a day late—Indigenous Literacy Day was yesterday—but I want to highlight a few of the novels by Indigenous writers that I have been enjoying recently.

It’s been a while since I’ve been able to find time for reviewing—something I like doing but won’t unless I can devote the time that all books deserve—so I’m including here links to reviews by Lisa at ANZ LitLovers LitBlog and Sue at Whispering Gums

The Yield by Tara June Winch, winner of this year’s Miles Franklin Award
Review by Lisa

The Wounded Sinner by Gus Henderson, shortlisted in last year’s WA Premier’s Book Awards (Emerging Writer categoy)
Review by Lisa

Too Much Lip by Melissa Lucashenko, winner of the 2019 Miles Franklin Award
Review by Sue

Terra Nullius by Claire G. Coleman, shortlisted for the Stella Prize and many other awards
Review by Lisa
Review by Sue

And the following are next on the TBR list:

The White Girl by Tony Birch
Review by Sue

Catching Teller Crow by Ambelin Kwaymullina and Ezekial Kwaymullina
Review by Lisa

The Drover’s Wife by Leah Purcell
Review by Lisa

Ruby Moonlight by Ali Cobby Eckerman
Review by Sue

I also want to give a shout-out to the Indigenous Literacy Foundation and the fabulous work they do in bringing books into remote Indigenous communities. You can find out more about their work here.

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6 responses to “Indigenous Literacy Day

  1. Thanks for all the links, Amanda!

  2. Thanks for the links Amanda … and thanks for promoting the day. I was aware of it, but just didn’t get to do something myself.

  3. I love all these books too, and am looking forward to White Girl and Terra Nullius.

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