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Becoming Kirrali Lewis

WINNER – 2014 black&write! Indigenous Writing Fellowship

SHORTLISTED – 2016 Prime Minister's Literary Awards (Young Adult category)

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 identity.

Praise for Becoming Kirrali Lewis

"Harrison engages her YA audience with her strong narrative voice."

Thuy On 
Sunday Age


"Becoming Kirrali Lewis is the best novel on indigenous issues and perspectives I have read in a long time, and is a welcome addition to the literature for young people."

Mike Shuttleworth
Australian Book Review

Jane Harrison

Jane Harrison is a descendant of the Muruwari people of NSW. She is an award-winning playwright and has an MA in Playwriting from the Queensland University of Technology. In 2002, her first play Stolen was the co-winner of the Kate...

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