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The power of bones

Author: Keelen Mailman; Kristina Olsson
Publisher: Crows Nest, NSW : Allen & Unwin, 2014.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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It looked bleak and predictable for little Keelen Mailman: an alcoholic mother, absent father, the horrors of regular sexual and physical assault and the casual racism of a small outback town in the sixties. But somehow, despite the pain and deprivation, the lost education, she managed to absorb her mother's lessons: her Bidjara language and culture, her obligations to country, and how to fist-fight with the best of  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
Named Person: Keelen Mailman
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Keelen Mailman; Kristina Olsson
ISBN: 9781743313718 1743313713
OCLC Number: 875638146
Description: 263 pages : color illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: I am this country --
Our world falls apart --
Hard times --
A different person --
Return to country --
Fight for the children --
Bidjara ways --
Sadness and joy --
Leaderhsip program --
Taking back power --
Search for my father --
Family and friends --
Our people come home --
Epilogue: We are still here.
Responsibility: Keelen Mailman, [Kristina Olsson].

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A heartbreaking tale of childhood poverty, abuse and racism that happily becomes an inspiring story of an extraordinary woman's strength through adversity.  Read more...

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