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Plains of promise / Alexis Wright
Bib ID 2956561
Format BookBook
Author
Wright, Alexis, 1950-
 
Description St. Lucia, Qld. : University of Queensland Press, 1997 
304 p. ; 20 cm. 
ISBN 0702229172 (paperback)
Series

UQP black Australian writers.

Summary

"Black and white cultures collide in a thousand ways as Aboriginal spirituality clashes with the complex brutality of colonisation at St. Dominic's mission." "With her political awareness raised by work with the city-based Aboriginal Coalition, Mary visits the old mission in the northern Gulf country, place of her mother's and grandmother's suffering." "Mary's return re-ignites community anxieties, and the Council of Elders again turn to their spirit world."--BOOK JACKET.

Subjects Aboriginal Australians -- Fiction.  |  Literature and stories - Fiction.  |  Literature and stories - Fiction - Life writing.  |  Religion - Dreaming - Spirits.  |  Attitudes - Indigenous perspectives.  |  Religions - Christianity - Missions.  |  Carpentaria, Gulf of, Region (N.T. and Qld.) -- Fiction.  |  Gulf of Carpentaria (SD53, SD54, SE54)

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