The Resource Becoming Kirrali Lewis, Jane Harrison

Becoming Kirrali Lewis, Jane Harrison

Label
Becoming Kirrali Lewis
Title
Becoming Kirrali Lewis
Statement of responsibility
Jane Harrison
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Set within the explosive cultural shifts of the 1960s and 1980s, Becoming Kirrali Lewis chronicles the journey of a young Aboriginal teenager as she leaves her home town in rural Victoria to take on a law degree in Melbourne in 1985. Adopted at birth by a white family, Kirrali doesn't question her cultural roots until a series of life-changing events force her to face up to her true identify. Her decision to search for her biological parents sparks off a political awakening that no-one sees coming, least of all Kirrali herself as she discovers her mother is white and her father is a radical black activist. Narrative flashbacks to the 1960s, where Kirrali's biological mother, Cherie, is rebelling against her parent's strict conservatism sees her fall into a clandestine relationship with an Aboriginal man. Unmarried and pregnant, Cherie's traumatic story of an unforgiving Australian society give meaning to Kirrali's own rites of passage nearly twenty years later. The generational threads of human experience are the very things that will complete her. If only she can let go
Awards note
2014 Winner of State Library of Queensland black&write!
Cataloging source
AU@
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1960-
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Harrison, Jane
Dewey number
A823.4
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Adoptees
  • Life changing events
  • Aboriginal Australians
  • Aboriginal Australians
  • Adoptees
  • Life change events
  • Young adult fiction
  • Australian fiction
Label
Becoming Kirrali Lewis, Jane Harrison
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
000053765907
Extent
235 pages ;
Isbn
9781922142801
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
20 cm.
Specific material designation
regular print
System control number
(OCoLC)894878750
Label
Becoming Kirrali Lewis, Jane Harrison
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
000053765907
Extent
235 pages ;
Isbn
9781922142801
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
20 cm.
Specific material designation
regular print
System control number
(OCoLC)894878750

Library Locations

    • Australian Institute of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies (AIATSIS)Borrow it
      51 Lawson Cres, Acton, ACT, 2601, AU
      -35.292556 149.118617
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