Thanks to everyone who participated in Indigenous Literature Week at ANZ Litlovers – I hope you found it rewarding!
You are still welcome to share your reviews: Please use the Mr Linky below. Click on it, and enter your name and the URL where your review is posted (your blog, your GoodReads or Library Thing account. (Please do not add Amazon consumer reviews because they generate intrusive Amazon ads). After that, please add a comment here as well, which will alert me that you’ve added to the Mr Linky list.
I will continue to gather these links to generate a list which will be added to on this page.
If you don’t have a blog or a GoodReads/Library Thing account, then please tell us about the book you read in the comments section.
PS I’ll be monitoring this page up to the end of July.
PPS It’s ok to add your review/s early! (I have, to show you how it’s done, I’ve added three books that I read from the time I announced this Lit Week.)
Reviews (in alphabetical order by the title of the book)
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander authors
Doctor Wooreddy’s Prescription for Enduring the Ending of the World, by Mudrooroo a.k.a. Colin Johnson (Karenlee Thompson), see also Lisa’s review
Don’t Take Your Love to Town, by Ruby Langford Ginibi (Deane, at Pykk)
Double Native by Fiona Wirrer-George Oochunyung (Lisa Hill, ANZ LitLovers)
Fight for Liberty and Freedom: The origins of Australian Aboriginal activism by John Maynard (Yvonne Perkins, Stumbling through the Past).
Fog a Dox by Bruce Pascoe (Lisa Hill, LisaHillSchoolStuff)
Grace Beside Me by Sue McPherson (Emma from My Book Corner
Legacy by Larissa Behrendt (Tony from Tony’s Reading List)
Maybe Tomorrow, by Boori Monty Prior (Emma from My Book Corner)
My Bundjalung People by Ruby Langord Ginibi (Yvonne Perkins, Stumbling through the Past).
My Home Broome, by Tamzyne Richardson and Bronwyn Houston (Lisa Hill, LisaHillSchoolStuff)
PEN MAcquarie Anthology of Aboriginal Literature edited by Anita Heiss and Peter Minter (Lisa Hill, ANZ LitLovers)
Plains of Promise by Alexis Wright (Marilyn from Me, You and Books)
Swallow the Air by Tara June Winch (Janine, from The Resident Judge of Port Phillip)
That Deadman Dance by Kim Scott (Marg from The Intrepid Reader)
True North, by Kim Scott (Narelle, from the ANZ LitLovers online book group, see comments below)
Baby No-Eyes (Talanoa) by Patricia Grace (Jenny Snell)
The Bone People by Keri Hulme (Sarah, A Rat in the Book Pile)
Bulibasha by Wiki Ihimaera (Lisa Hill, ANZ LitLovers)
Dogside Story by Patricia Grace (Sharkell, at Library Thing)
Once Were Warriors by Alan Duff (Tony from Tony’s Reading List)
Potiki by Patricia Grace (Stu, from Winston’s Dad)
The Rope of Man, by Wiki Ihimaera (Tony from Tony’s Reading List. NB This is a V-review of various NZ titles, which includes Tony’s review of The Rope of Man)
Sons for the Return Home by Albert Wendt (Helen Baker from NZ at Library Thing)
Riding the Black Cockatoo by John Danalis (Julie, at Angler’s Rest). Danalis is not an indigenous author, but this is a very special book with a foreword by Boori Monty Prior, and I am grateful to Julie for bringing it to our attention. As the blurb at Allen and Unwin says, it’s the ’ inspiring true story of one man’s reconciliation journey. All through his growing-up years, John Danalis’s family had an Aboriginal skull on the mantelpiece; yet only as an adult did he ask where it came from and whether it should be restored to its rightful owners’. Julie, I’ve just reserved it at the library, thanks to your excellent review.