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The Resource Am I black enough for you?, Anita Heiss

Am I black enough for you?, Anita Heiss

Label
Am I black enough for you?
Title
Am I black enough for you?
Statement of responsibility
Anita Heiss
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
I'm Aboriginal. I'm just not the Aboriginal person a lot of people want or expect me to be. What does it mean to be Aboriginal? Why is Australia so obsessed with notions of identity? Anita Heiss, successful author and passionate campaigner for Aboriginal literacy, was born a member of the Wiradjuri nation of central New South Wales, but was raised in the suburbs of Sydney and educated at the local Catholic school. She is Aboriginal - however, this does not mean she likes to go barefoot and, please, don't ask her to camp in the desert. After years of stereotyping Aboriginal Australians as either settlement dwellers or rioters in Redfern, the Australian media have discovered a new crime to charge them with: being too 'fair-skinned' to be an Australian Aboriginal. Such accusations led to Anita's involvement in one of the most important and sensational Australian legal decisions of the 21st-century when she joined others in charging a newspaper columnist with breaching the Racial Discrimination Act. He was found guilty, and the repercussions continue. In this deeply personal memoir, told in her distinctive, wry style, Anita Heiss gives a first-hand account of her experiences as a woman with an Aboriginal mother and Austrian father, and explains the development of her activist consciousness. Read her story and ask: what does it take for someone to be black enough for you?
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
ANL
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1968-
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Heiss, Anita
Dewey number
305.89915092
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Heiss, Anita
  • Heiss, Elsie
  • Aboriginal Australian authors
  • Aboriginal Australians
  • Aboriginal Australians
  • Australian literature
Label
Am I black enough for you?, Anita Heiss
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Control code
000048717890
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
346 p.
Isbn
9781742751924
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Specific material designation
regular print
System control number
(OCoLC)780522052
Label
Am I black enough for you?, Anita Heiss
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Control code
000048717890
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
346 p.
Isbn
9781742751924
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Specific material designation
regular print
System control number
(OCoLC)780522052

Library Locations

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