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On Being Blackfella's Young Fell PB by Glenn Loughrey

On Being Blackfella's Young Fell PB by Glenn Loughrey

SKU: 9780648804444

This is a story of identity: how one man experienced exclusion and a sense of unworthiness in Australian society. It is the story of growing up - blackfella's young fella - and the struggle to assimilate into the dominant, white European society.

But the struggle, the search and the frustration leads to his uncovering a core question: Is being Aboriginal enough?  Enough to make sense of life,  enough to identify as a proud and free member of an ancient people in a society that stole its land, denied its richness and crushed its sense of identity?

The search also involved fear and disquiet; and conflict for the author as both an Aboriginal person and a Christian priest. Can they co-exist, or are they mutually exclusive?

Thus, it is the ongoing story of his journey into a greater understanding of Aboriginality as a way of being human in this place;  and along the way,  a discovery that there is no such thing as Aboriginal spirituality, only Aboriginality.

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