“This is the hidden story of my childhood. The story of borders crossed to meet aborigines, whose history is full of memories of the worst acts of barbarism.”
In response to recent waves of racism, hatred and oppression in Australia against Aboriginal people, journalist Stan Grant has published a poignant, intimate and passionate book, highlighting the harshness of the history against Aboriginal people and the hardships endured to date. His story begins with an initiatory journey made with his son, on the lands of their Aboriginal ancestors at Poison Waterhole Creek, then presents us with the journey of his parents and, in doing so, goes back over the history of their people. A black people in a resolutely white country: “Your skin was your fate”.
This book, with its universal content, is a reminder of what contemporary Australia is and opens perspectives on what it could become. Beyond the Aboriginal cause, this book is addressed to any individual concerned by this common and shared identity.