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y Token Koori selected work   poetry  
Issue Details: First known date: 1998 1998
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'Following her satirical look at Ozzie Kulture in Sacred Cows, Anita Heiss ventured into the world of poetry with some hard-hitting realities about contemporary Aboriginality. Her journey as an urban blackfella is touch by politics, passion and personal growth.' (Source: Anita Heiss website)

Notes

  • Other formats: Also e-book.

Contents

* Contents derived from the Sydney, New South Wales,: Curringa Communications , 1998 version. Please note that other versions/publications may contain different contents. See the Publication Details.
What Psyches You?i"You're fascinated by us preoccupied with us", Anita Heiss , 1998 single work poetry (p. 2)
Leon Carmeni"You are a liar, a fraud an impostor.", Anita Heiss , 1997 single work poetry (p. 3)
But You're Not Really an Aboriginei"I knew an Aborigine once, you might know her she lived in Melbourne", Anita Heiss , 1998 single work poetry (p. 4)
My Best Friend's Whitei"I'm not racist, I like white people. My best friend's white.", Anita Heiss , 1998 single work poetry (p. 5)
Token Kooris : Blackfellas for Hirei"Everyone's looking for a token Koori, a blackfella for hire.", Anita Heiss , 1998 single work radio play poetry satire (p. 6)
Bicultural Blackfellai"I am a Wiradjuri woman proud and strong.", Anita Heiss , 1998 single work poetry (p. 7)
Being Aboriginali"You have no idea what it's like to be identified as primitive, savage, native", Anita Heiss , 1998 single work poetry (p. 8)
Identityi"Why do you always question my identity?", Anita Heiss , 1998 single work poetry (p. 9)
Proud to Be Koorii"I am a Wiradjuri Koori who has survived the shameful massacres,", Anita Heiss , 1997 single work poetry (p. 10-11)
Kahnawakei"Kahnawake, Turtle Island on the banks of the St Lawrence.", Anita Heiss , 1998 single work poetry (p. 12)
We Have Survivedi"You may have tried to eliminate us assimilate us reconciliate us", Anita Heiss , 1998 single work poetry (p. 13)
Coffee Colouredi"Why do you call me your coffee-coloured girl,", Anita Heiss , 1998 single work poetry (p. 14)
Reconciliation [Number] 1i"So you want to be my friend,", Anita Heiss , 1998 single work poetry (p. 15)
Reconciliation [Number] 2i"Reconciliation means understanding", Anita Heiss , 1998 single work poetry (p. 16)
Invisible Whitenessi"You can't see yourself walking down the street", Anita Heiss , 1998 single work poetry (p. 17)
Tolerated, But Not Valuedi"I know you tolerate me, but you do not value me.", Anita Heiss , 1998 single work poetry (p. 18)
Black Is Beautifuli"Black is beautiful something inside.", Anita Heiss , 1998 single work poetry (p. 19)
Blacks In Demountablesi"Demountables, blackfellas always end up in demountables,", Anita Heiss , 1998 single work poetry (p. 20)
Once Was Enoughi"It was a Sunday in December in 1994", Anita Heiss , 1997 single work poetry (p. 21)
Deprived of Culturei"She's uptown, lives like a gub", Anita Heiss , 1998 single work poetry (p. 21)

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

Works about this Work

Black Chicks Talking : Indigenous Women's Writing in JSNWL's Collection Jane Pollard , 2011 single work column
— Appears in: Jessie Street National Women's Library Newsletter , May vol. 22 no. 2 2011; (p. 6-7)
'The library has a small but growing collection of Aboriginal material in the form of books, posters, audio-visual items and the few journals. This article overviews these holdings and makes a plea for more donations in this area.' (p. 6)
Heiss's Passionate and Proud Voice Kathy Kituai , 1999 single work review
— Appears in: The Canberra Times , 13 March 1999; (p. 21)

— Review of Token Koori Anita Heiss 1998 selected work poetry
Poetry Helen Horton , 1998 single work review
— Appears in: Imago : New Writing , Summer vol. 10 no. 3 1998; (p. 151-153)

— Review of Token Koori Anita Heiss 1998 selected work poetry ; The Ghost Names Sing : Poems Dennis Haskell 1997 selected work poetry
Self-Published Poems : A Success Story Anita Heiss , 1998 single work column
— Appears in: QWC News Magazine , September no. 67 1998; (p. 13)
Token Koori... Todd Condie , 1998 single work review
— Appears in: Koori Mail , 17 June no. 178 1998; (p. 20)

— Review of Token Koori Anita Heiss 1998 selected work poetry
'Following her look at 'Australian culture' in 'Sacred Cows' in 1996, is the new offering by Sydney-based Wiradjuri woman Anita Heiss...'
Poetry Helen Horton , 1998 single work review
— Appears in: Imago : New Writing , Summer vol. 10 no. 3 1998; (p. 151-153)

— Review of Token Koori Anita Heiss 1998 selected work poetry ; The Ghost Names Sing : Poems Dennis Haskell 1997 selected work poetry
Heiss's Passionate and Proud Voice Kathy Kituai , 1999 single work review
— Appears in: The Canberra Times , 13 March 1999; (p. 21)

— Review of Token Koori Anita Heiss 1998 selected work poetry
Token Koori... Todd Condie , 1998 single work review
— Appears in: Koori Mail , 17 June no. 178 1998; (p. 20)

— Review of Token Koori Anita Heiss 1998 selected work poetry
'Following her look at 'Australian culture' in 'Sacred Cows' in 1996, is the new offering by Sydney-based Wiradjuri woman Anita Heiss...'
Black Chicks Talking : Indigenous Women's Writing in JSNWL's Collection Jane Pollard , 2011 single work column
— Appears in: Jessie Street National Women's Library Newsletter , May vol. 22 no. 2 2011; (p. 6-7)
'The library has a small but growing collection of Aboriginal material in the form of books, posters, audio-visual items and the few journals. This article overviews these holdings and makes a plea for more donations in this area.' (p. 6)
Self-Published Poems : A Success Story Anita Heiss , 1998 single work column
— Appears in: QWC News Magazine , September no. 67 1998; (p. 13)
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