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Mazin Grace

Author: Dylan Coleman
Publisher: St Lucia : University of Queensland Press, 2012.
Series: David Unaipon Award Winners Series.
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With the powerful, rhythmic sounds of Aboriginal English and Kokatha language woven through the narrative, Mazin Grace is the inspirational story of a feisty girl who refuses to be told who she is, determined to uncover the truth for herself. Growing up on the Mission isn't easy for clever Grace Oldman. When her classmates tease her for not having a father, she doesn't know what to say. Pappa Neddy says her dad is  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Fiction
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Material Type: Document, Fiction, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Dylan Coleman
ISBN: 9780702248689 0702248681 9780702248696 070224869X 9780702248047 0702248045
OCLC Number: 811505114
Awards: Winner of David Unaipon Award 2011
Description: 1 online resource (260 pages).
Contents: Cover; Author biography; Copyright; Dedication; Contents; Glossary; 1 Minya wunyi wonganyi; 2 If welfare get us, we finished; 3 Where I belong?; 4 Secret-pretty-things; 5 Lookin' for answers; 6 Ngoonji bula: God, Jesus and Father Christmas; 7 Goin' away; 8 Mumoo jumpin' 'round; 9 Walbiya gu minga: white man's sickness; 10 Healin' jinna minga; 11 Some things stay the same, some things change; 12 Riddle solved; 13 Lookin' through new guru mooga; 14 The sins of the father; 15 Dolly gets a haircut; 16 Goin' back to country, in heaven; 17 Goojarb: serves yourself right; 18 Growing changes. 19 Wash me awayAuthor's note; Acknowledgments; About the David Unaipon Award.
Series Title: David Unaipon Award Winners Series.
Responsibility: Dylan Coleman.

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With the powerful, rhythmic sounds of Aboriginal English and Kokatha language woven through the narrative, Mazin Grace is the inspirational story of a feisty girl who refuses to be told who she is, determined to uncover the truth for herself. Growing up on the Mission isn't easy for clever Grace Oldman. When her classmates tease her for not having a father, she doesn't know what to say. Pappa Neddy says her dad is the Lord God in Heaven, but that doesn't help when the Mission kids call her a bastard. As Grace slowly pieces together clues that might lead to answers, she struggles to find a plac.

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