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Us women, our ways, our world / edited by Pat Dudgeon, Jeannie Herbert, Jill Milroy and Darlene Oxenham
Bib ID 7381322
Format BookBook [text, volume]
Description Broome, Western Australia : Magabala Books Aboriginal Corporation, 2017 
©2017 
218 pages : illustrations, maps, portraits ; 24 cm 
ISBN 9781925360509 (paperback)
Summary

A collection of writings on women and Aboriginal identity from 14 senior Indigenous academics and community leaders. The collection engages with questions such as: What makes Aboriginal women strong? Why are grandmothers so important (even ones never met)? How is the connection to country different for Aboriginal people compared to non-Aboriginal people’s love of nature or sense of belonging to an area? What is Aboriginal spirituality? These writings are generous, inclusive and considerate of the non-Aboriginal reader’s feelings. They are hopeful for the future, with an emphasis on acknowledging, joining, collaborating and caring. From the Introduction: “The value that Aboriginal women place on relationships emanates throughout the book.”--Publisher's website.

This stunning collection of essay by highly successful Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women is a testament to their courage, resilience and tenacity. Each woman has been an inspiration in her field and a driving force in the fight to secure a better future. Us Women, Our Ways, Our World was born from a profound commitment to provide a space for Indigenous Australian women to reflect upon and identify aspects of their lives that have enabled them to become the women they are today. Share the personal and aspirational in these thought-provoking essays.

Notes

Includes bibliographical references.

Subjects Women, Aboriginal Australian.  |  Essays.  |  History - Genealogy and family history.  |  Child welfare - Child / parent separation.  |  Literature and stories - Poetry.  |  Occupations - Managers and executives.  |  Noongar / Nyungar / Nyungah people (W41) (WA SI50)  |  Colonisation.  |  Gender relations - Feminism.  |  Homosexuality.  |  Social identity.  |  Education - Tertiary - Staff.  |  Australian
Other authors/contributors Dudgeon, Patricia, editor  |  Herbert, Jeannie, editor  |  Milroy, Jill, editor  |  Oxenham, Darlene, editor

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