The Resource Becoming Kirrali Lewis, Jane Harrison

Becoming Kirrali Lewis, Jane Harrison

Label
Becoming Kirrali Lewis
Title
Becoming Kirrali Lewis
Statement of responsibility
Jane Harrison
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Through a pair of ornate wrought-iron gates was one of the oldest universities in the country. Our paths had just intersected. It was 1985 and I, little black duck, was about to embark on a law degree. Set within the explosive cultural shifts of the 1960s and 1980s, Becoming Kirrali Lewis chronicles the journey of a young Aboriginal teenager as she leaves her home town in rural Victoria to take on a law degree in Melbourne in 1985. Adopted at birth by a white family, Kirrali doesn't question her cultural roots until a series of life-changing events force her to face up to her true identify. Her decision to search for her biological parents sparks off a political awakening that no-one sees coming, least of all Kirrali herself as she discovers her mother is white and her father is a radical black activist. Narrative flashbacks to the 1960s, where Kirrali's biological mother, Cherie, is rebelling against her parent's strict conservatism sees her fall into a clandestine relationship with an Aboriginal man. Unmarried and pregnant, Cherie's traumatic story of an unforgiving Australian society give meaning to Kirrali's own rites of passage nearly twenty years later. The generational threads of human experience are the very things that will complete her. If only she can let go
Cataloging source
AU@
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1960-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Harrison, Jane
Dewey number
A823.4
Index
no index present
LC call number
PR9619.3.H3313
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Aboriginal Australians
  • Adoptees
  • Life changing events
Label
Becoming Kirrali Lewis, Jane Harrison
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http://ebook.3m.com/library/GCL-document_id-q3qxez9
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Publication
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Carrier category
online resource
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
Cloudocn894878893
Dimensions
other
Extent
1 online resource.
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781922142825
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Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
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unknown
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unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
q3qxez9
Label
Becoming Kirrali Lewis, Jane Harrison
Link
http://ebook.3m.com/library/GCL-document_id-q3qxez9
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
Cloudocn894878893
Dimensions
other
Extent
1 online resource.
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781922142825
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Quality assurance targets
unknown
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
q3qxez9

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