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  • Format Flexibound
  • Pages 64
  • ISBN 9781925936247
  • Release date July 1, 2020
  • Category

Living on Stolen Land

Living on Stolen Land is a prose-styled look at our colonial-settler ‘present’. This book is the first of its kind to address and educate a broad audience about the colonial contextual history of Australia, in a highly original way. It pulls apart the myths at the heart of our nationhood, and challenges Australia to come to terms with its own past and its place within and on ‘Indigenous Countries’.

This title speaks to many First Nations’ truths; stolen lands, sovereignties, time, decolonisation, First Nations perspectives, systemic bias and other constructs that inform our present discussions and ever-expanding understanding. This title is a timely, thought-provoking and accessible read.

There is no part of this place
that was not
is not
cared for
loved
by an Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander nation
There are no trees
rivers
hills
stars
that were not
are not
someone’s kin

$22.99

Praise for Living on Stolen Land

“With grace, precision and conviction — Ambelin takes readers back to the first principles of decolonisation on this continent. ‘Living on Stolen Land’ is both a loving, brilliant monument to these principles and a guide. Her work is perfect for those non-Indigenous people just beginning to think about living on stolen lands and a reminder for those who have thought about it for a while. For those of us who live these principles as First Nations people, well, these poems are like listening to an echo that’s travelled a long time. There’s not a single person who doesn’t stand to gain something from this book.”
Alison Whittaker

"I believe this one of the most important statements on restoration to the dispossessed, on how all of us might go about the essential processes of decolonisation with sensitivity and awareness, that has ever been articulated."
John Kinsella

  • Format Flexibound
  • Pages 64
  • ISBN 9781925936247
  • Release date July 1, 2020
  • Category
Ambelin Kwaymullina
Ambelin Kwaymullina belongs to the Palyku people of the eastern Pilbara region of Western Australia. She is a writer, illustrator and law academic who works across a range of genres including YA, science fiction, verse and non-fiction. 

 

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