This new title from Ambelin Kwaymullina is a timely and thought-provoking read.
It informs the debate around Australia’s First Nations’ colonial histories and talks to the restructuring of relationships between black and white Australia.
With strong social, cultural and political messages, Living on Stolen Land is a vital contribution to current discussions about race, place, land and ownership that will be well suited to teen and adult readers.
'You are on Indigenous lands,
swimming in Indigenous waters,
looking up at Indigenous skies.'
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’.