Posted by: Lisa Hill | June 4, 2022

Reviews from First Nations Reading Week at ANZ LitLovers 2022

 First Nations Reading Week 2022 at ANZ LitLovers 

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

8/6/22 Please note: this page has been edited to reflect its name change to First Nations Reading Week. 

For information about FNRW 2022, click here.


Thanks to everyone who is participating in 2022 First Nations Reading Week – I hope that hosting this celebration helps to make more people aware of First Nations 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).  If you know the name of the First Nation or language group of your author please include that too.

(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 First Nations Literature 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.

2022 Reviews (in alphabetical order by author)

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander authors


Maori and Pacific Authors


And from elsewhere…


Further reading

This post was written on the traditional land of the Ngaruk-Willam clan, one of the six clans of the Bunerong (Boonwurrung or Boon wurrung) saltwater people of the Kulin nation.

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