My people: A Kath Walker collection

A collection of poetry which tells of the aborigine people of Australia.
My people A Kath Walker collection A collection of poetry which tells of the aborigine people of Australia

  • Title: My people: A Kath Walker collection
  • Author: Oodgeroo Noonuccal
  • ISBN: 9780701603564
  • Page: 278
  • Format: Unknown Binding
  • 1 thought on “My people: A Kath Walker collection”

    1. This is a collection of poems by Oodgeroo Noonuccal and includes a speech at the end which was given when she received an honorary doctorate from Griffith University.Some of the poems are hopeful, expressing a desire to see a truly multicultural society come about, wherein Indigenous and non-Indigenous people in Australia truly respect and learn from one another (mostly things that need to be done on the non-Indigenous side).Other poems are filled with sorrow - sadness about a happiness and free [...]

    2. As I was reading this collection of poetry and essays, I was mindful of the need to consider context. It was originally published in 1970 and I tried to think about the messages contained from that perspective. I also considered what was said and how it was said in the here and now. The author has two very distinct themes running through each page- loss and hope, in equal measure. She does not shy away from the systematic destruction and devastation of traditional Aboriginal life, but she is hop [...]

    3. Some of this poetry is still relevant today 40 years on from when they were written. When will we learn to accept every person no matter the colour of their skin.

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