Posted by: Lisa Hill | June 5, 2019

Reviews from Indigenous Literature Week at ANZ Litlovers 2019

 Indigenous Literature Week 2019 at ANZ Litlovers

Cultural warning: Indigenous Australians are advised that some references in this blog include images or names of people now deceased.

For information about ILW 2019, click here.


Thanks to everyone who is participating in 2019 Indigenous Literature Week – I hope that hosting this celebration helps to make more people aware of indigenous writing!

You are welcome to add your review/s early (or late). I will be monitoring this page until the end of July.

When you are ready to share your reviews, please use comments below:


  • your name & the name of your blog (if you have one) and the URL where your review is posted (your blog, or your GoodReads or Library Thing account).

(Please do not add Amazon consumer reviews because they generate intrusive Amazon ads and I don’t care to support Amazon advertising).

  • If you don’t have a blog or a GoodReads/Library Thing account, then please share what you thought about the book you read in the comments section at the bottom of this post.
  • Or, if you’d like to write a review of greater length, contact me at anzlitloversATbigpondDOTcom about writing a guest review to be hosted on the ANZ LitLovers blog.

I will gather these links to generate a list which will be added under the headings below on this page. I will also add any new titles that crop up to the permanent Indigenous Reading List.

PS If you haven’t signed up to participate yet, or want to know more about ILW, click on the link at the top of this page.

2019 Reviews (in alphabetical order by author)

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander authors

Under construction, (until we get our first review)

Maori Authors

Under construction

And from elsewhere…

Tommy Orange, an enrolled member of the Cheyenne and Arapaho Tribes of Oklahoma,

Further reading

  •  Your suggestions are welcome!


  1. Would you like reviews I’ve done earlier this year – two of which I think you read last year? If so I’ll add them here.

    I expect to be in town this year, ie not travelling, for the first time in a few years so will hopefully manage a couple of books. I have a couple in mind.


  2. […] to “make more people aware of indigenous writing”. You are therefore invited to participate by reading “Aboriginal, Torres Strait Islander and Maori literature” or indigenous literature from […]


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