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  • The Great Book Swap

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    This NAIDOC Week the AustLit team and Wiradjuri author Dr Anita Heiss will be hosting a Great Book Swap on Friday 7th July at the University of Queensland.

    We will be accepting gold coin donations and donated books to help raise money for the Indigenous Literacy Foundation, which has delivered over 200,000 books to remote communities nation-wide.

    Over the week we are accepting books at the Joyce Ackroyd Building (37) room 332, and on Friday July 7 near Merlo's.

  • Join Dr Anita Heiss and Swap Some Books

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    Photo credit: Amanda James

    Dr Anita Heiss is a member of the Wiradjuri nation of central New South Wales and is one of Australia’s most prolific and well-known authors of Aboriginal literature. She has a PhD in Communication and Media which resulted in a history of Indigenous publishing titled Dhuuluu-Yala : To Talk Straight. Other published works include the historical novel Who Am I? : The Diary of Mary Talence : Sydney, 1937, the Macquarie PEN Anthology of Aboriginal Literature, which she co-edited with Peter Minter.

    See full AustLit entry
  • What is Blackwords?

    BlackWords is a comprehensive record on the lives, careers, and works of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander writers and storytellers and the literary cultures and traditions that formed and influenced them.

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