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Issue Details: First known date: 2012 2012
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'I'm Aboriginal. I'm just not the Aboriginal person a lot of people want or expect me to be.

'What does it mean to be Aboriginal? Why is Australia so obsessed with notions of identity? Anita Heiss, successful author and passionate campaigner for Aboriginal literacy, was born a member of the Wiradjuri nation of central New South Wales, but was raised in the suburbs of Sydney and educated at the local Catholic school. She is Aboriginal - however, this does not mean she likes to go barefoot and, please, don't ask her to camp in the desert. After years of stereotyping Aboriginal Australians as either settlement dwellers or rioters in Redfern, the Australian media have discovered a new crime to charge them with: being too "fair-skinned" to be an Australian Aboriginal. Such accusations led to Anita's involvement in one of the most important and sensational Australian legal decisions of the 21st-century when she joined others in charging a newspaper columnist with breaching the Racial Discrimination Act. He was found guilty, and the repercussions continue.

'In this deeply personal memoir, told in her distinctive, wry style, Anita Heiss gives a first-hand account of her experiences as a woman with an Aboriginal mother and Austrian father, and explains the development of her activist consciousness.' (From the publisher's website.)

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  • Other formats: Also braille., sound recording and eBook

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

    • North Sydney, North Sydney - Lane Cove area, Sydney Northern Suburbs, Sydney, New South Wales,: Bantam Australia , 2012 .
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      This image has been sourced from Anita Heiss 2014.
      Extent: 346p.
      Note/s:
      • Publication date: 2 April 2012.
      ISBN: 9781742751924 (pbk.), 9781742751931 (ebk.), 174275192X
    • Honolulu, Hawaii,
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      United States of America (USA),
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      Americas,
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      University of Hawaii Press , 2014 .
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      Image courtesy of publisher's website.
      Extent: 352p.
      Note/s:
      • Published May 2014
      • Not for sale in Australia, New Zealand, Fiji, Kiribati, Papua New Guinea, Pitcairn Islands, Solomon Islands, Tonga, Tuvalu, Vanuatu, Western Samoa.

        Published in association with Anita Heiss and Curringa Communications.

      ISBN: 9780824840273 (pbk), 0824840275

Works about this Work

Black Enough for Who? MaameJ , 2015 single work review
— Appears in: Border Crossings 2015;

— Review of Am I Black Enough for You? Anita Heiss 2012 single work autobiography
'In her boyer Lectures, Marcia Langton points out that many white Australians haven't really got to grips with the reality that Aboriginal people can be middle class...'
BlackWords : Writers on Identity Anita Heiss , 2014 single work criticism
— Appears in: JASAL , vol. 14 no. 3 2014; The BlackWords Essays 2015; (p. 2)
'In the 1960s Oodgeroo Noonuccal (then Kath Walker) hit the literary limelight as Australia’s first published ‘Aboriginal poet’ and since then Aboriginal writers have used their work as a form of self-definition and to defend our rights to our identity. Many authors are inspired by the need to redress historical government definitions of Aboriginality, to reclaim pride in First Nation status, to explain the diversity of Aboriginal experience, and to demonstrate the realities and complexities of ‘being Aboriginal’ in the 21st century.' (Author's introduction)
Book Review : Am I Black Enough for You? Maja Milatovic , 2014 single work review
— Appears in: Transnational Literature , May vol. 6 no. 2 2014;

— Review of Am I Black Enough for You? Anita Heiss 2012 single work autobiography
Review : Am I Black Enough for You Kate Quick , 2014 single work review
— Appears in: Antipodes , December vol. 28 no. 2 2014; (p. 531-532)

— Review of Am I Black Enough for You? Anita Heiss 2012 single work autobiography
Black to Front Susan Johnson , 2013 single work column
— Appears in: The Courier-Mail , 25-26 May 2013; (p. 12-16)
' Across the cultural spectrum, a new wave of indigenous artists is finding mainstream success.'
Excerpt from Am I Black Enough for You? Anita Heiss , 2013 single work extract
— Appears in: Ora Nui : Special Edition : A Collection of Maori and Aboriginal Literature (p. 61-67)

Where I Began ...

There is a photo of my maternal grandmother - Amy Williams - standing in our old kitchen at the family home in Matraville in 1974. ...'

Reclaiming Identity Pankaj K Singh , 2013 single work review
— Appears in: IJAS , no. 6 2013; (p. 119-122)

— Review of Am I Black Enough for You? Anita Heiss 2012 single work autobiography
Anita Heiss Tim Elliott , 2012 single work biography
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 6-8 April 2012; (p. 30-31)
Racist Slurs in Bolt Link Spark Fury Saffron Howden , 2012 single work column
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 12 April 2012; (p. 5)
Free Speech for Some Andrew Bolt , 2012 single work correspondence
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 13 April 2012; (p. 10)
Bolt Link to Racist Reviews of Book Saffron Howden , 2012 single work column
— Appears in: The Age , 12 April 2012; (p. 3)
It's Not about Being Black Enough, It's about Need Caroline Overington , 2012 single work criticism
— Appears in: The Australian , 11 April 2012; (p. 12)
Untitled Pixi Robertson , 2012 single work correspondence
— Appears in: The Australian , 16 April 2012; (p. 13)
Am I Black Enough for You? 2012 single work column
— Appears in: National Indigenous Times , 4 April no. 258 2012; (p. 9)
Koori Author Says She Has No Regrets 2012 single work column
— Appears in: Koori Mail , 18 April no. 524 2012; (p. 5)
They Were Some of Our Greatest 2012 single work column
— Appears in: Koori Mail , 18 April no. 524 2012; (p. 20)
Bolt Back in the News Over Racist Comments Saffron Howden , 2012 single work column
— Appears in: National Indigenous Times , 18 April no. 260 2012; (p. 12)
Passions and Illusions : Anita Heiss's Stories Michael Connor , 2012 single work criticism
— Appears in: Quadrant , June vol. 56 no. 6 2012; (p. 32-35)
NCIE Hosts Conversation 2012 single work column
— Appears in: Koori Mail , 25 July no. 531 2012; (p. 54)
The Name and the Face Juliana Qian , 2012 single work criticism
— Appears in: Overland , Spring no. 208 2012; (p. 27-32)
Black, White and a Life in Between Michael McGirr , 2012 single work review
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 21-22 April 2012; (p. 30-31) The Saturday Age , 21 April 2012; (p. 31)

— Review of Am I Black Enough for You? Anita Heiss 2012 single work autobiography
Books of the Week Lizzie Stafford , 2012 single work review
— Appears in: The Sunday Mail , 29 April 2012; (p. 37)

— Review of Dark Places Kate Grenville 1994 single work novel ; Am I Black Enough for You? Anita Heiss 2012 single work autobiography
Am I Black Enough For You 2012 single work review
— Appears in: Reconciliation News , May no. 23 2012; (p. 19)

— Review of Am I Black Enough for You? Anita Heiss 2012 single work autobiography
Memoir Gets it Right Rudi Maxwell , 2012 single work review
— Appears in: Koori Mail , 2 May no. 525 2012; (p. 43)

— Review of Am I Black Enough for You? Anita Heiss 2012 single work autobiography
Anita Heiss : Am I Black Enough for You? Linda Funnell , 2012 single work review
— Appears in: The Newtown Review of Books , April 2012;

— Review of Am I Black Enough for You? Anita Heiss 2012 single work autobiography
Book Review : Am I Black Enough for You? Maja Milatovic , 2014 single work review
— Appears in: Transnational Literature , May vol. 6 no. 2 2014;

— Review of Am I Black Enough for You? Anita Heiss 2012 single work autobiography
Review : Am I Black Enough for You Kate Quick , 2014 single work review
— Appears in: Antipodes , December vol. 28 no. 2 2014; (p. 531-532)

— Review of Am I Black Enough for You? Anita Heiss 2012 single work autobiography
Black Enough for Who? MaameJ , 2015 single work review
— Appears in: Border Crossings 2015;

— Review of Am I Black Enough for You? Anita Heiss 2012 single work autobiography
'In her boyer Lectures, Marcia Langton points out that many white Australians haven't really got to grips with the reality that Aboriginal people can be middle class...'
Reclaiming Identity Pankaj K Singh , 2013 single work review
— Appears in: IJAS , no. 6 2013; (p. 119-122)

— Review of Am I Black Enough for You? Anita Heiss 2012 single work autobiography
Anita Heiss Tim Elliott , 2012 single work biography
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 6-8 April 2012; (p. 30-31)
Racist Slurs in Bolt Link Spark Fury Saffron Howden , 2012 single work column
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 12 April 2012; (p. 5)
Free Speech for Some Andrew Bolt , 2012 single work correspondence
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 13 April 2012; (p. 10)
Bolt Link to Racist Reviews of Book Saffron Howden , 2012 single work column
— Appears in: The Age , 12 April 2012; (p. 3)
It's Not about Being Black Enough, It's about Need Caroline Overington , 2012 single work criticism
— Appears in: The Australian , 11 April 2012; (p. 12)
Untitled Pixi Robertson , 2012 single work correspondence
— Appears in: The Australian , 16 April 2012; (p. 13)
Am I Black Enough for You? 2012 single work column
— Appears in: National Indigenous Times , 4 April no. 258 2012; (p. 9)
Koori Author Says She Has No Regrets 2012 single work column
— Appears in: Koori Mail , 18 April no. 524 2012; (p. 5)
They Were Some of Our Greatest 2012 single work column
— Appears in: Koori Mail , 18 April no. 524 2012; (p. 20)
Bolt Back in the News Over Racist Comments Saffron Howden , 2012 single work column
— Appears in: National Indigenous Times , 18 April no. 260 2012; (p. 12)
Passions and Illusions : Anita Heiss's Stories Michael Connor , 2012 single work criticism
— Appears in: Quadrant , June vol. 56 no. 6 2012; (p. 32-35)
Q & A Anita Heiss 2011-2012 single work column
— Appears in: SL : State Library of New South Wales Magazine , Summer vol. 4 no. 4 2011-2012; (p. 43)
NCIE Hosts Conversation 2012 single work column
— Appears in: Koori Mail , 25 July no. 531 2012; (p. 54)
The Name and the Face Juliana Qian , 2012 single work criticism
— Appears in: Overland , Spring no. 208 2012; (p. 27-32)
Heiss Wins Vic Premier's Writing Award 2012 single work column
— Appears in: Koori Mail , 19 September no. 535 2012; (p. 19)
Dr Anita Heiss wins the 2012 Victorian Premier's Literary Award for Indigenous Writing.
Black to Front Susan Johnson , 2013 single work column
— Appears in: The Courier-Mail , 25-26 May 2013; (p. 12-16)
' Across the cultural spectrum, a new wave of indigenous artists is finding mainstream success.'
Excerpt from Am I Black Enough for You? Anita Heiss , 2013 single work extract
— Appears in: Ora Nui : Special Edition : A Collection of Maori and Aboriginal Literature (p. 61-67)

Where I Began ...

There is a photo of my maternal grandmother - Amy Williams - standing in our old kitchen at the family home in Matraville in 1974. ...'

BlackWords : Writers on Identity Anita Heiss , 2014 single work criticism
— Appears in: JASAL , vol. 14 no. 3 2014; The BlackWords Essays 2015; (p. 2)
'In the 1960s Oodgeroo Noonuccal (then Kath Walker) hit the literary limelight as Australia’s first published ‘Aboriginal poet’ and since then Aboriginal writers have used their work as a form of self-definition and to defend our rights to our identity. Many authors are inspired by the need to redress historical government definitions of Aboriginality, to reclaim pride in First Nation status, to explain the diversity of Aboriginal experience, and to demonstrate the realities and complexities of ‘being Aboriginal’ in the 21st century.' (Author's introduction)
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