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Issue Details: First known date: 2021... 2021 Homecoming
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'Homecoming pieces together fragments of stories about four generations of Noongar women and explores how they navigated the changing landscapes of colonisation, protectionism, and assimilation to hold their families together.

'This seminal collection of poetry, prose and historical colonial archives, tells First Nations truths of unending love for children—those that were present, those taken, those hidden and those that ultimately stood in the light.

'Homecoming speaks to the intergenerational dialogue about Country, kin and culture. This elegant and extraordinary form of restorative story work amplifies Aboriginal women’s voices, and enables four generations of women to speak for themselves. This sublime debut highlights the tenacity of family as well as First Nation’s agency to resist, survive and renew.

'Elfie Shiosaki has restored humanity and power to her family in this beautifully articulated collection and has given voice to those silenced by our brutal past.' (Publication summary)

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‘Fragments of Many Stars’ Elfie Shiosaki’s Stellar Collection Jeanine Leane , 2021 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Book Review , July no. 433 2021; (p. 55)

— Review of Homecoming Elfie Shiosaki , 2021 selected work poetry prose

'Noongar and Yawuru poet and academic Elfie Shiosaki writes in the introduction to her new poetry collection, Homecoming, that it is the story of four generations of Noongar women of which she is the sixth. The poems are ‘fragments of many stars’ in her ‘grandmothers’ constellations’. Shiosaki ‘tracks her grandmothers’ stars’ to find her ‘bidi home’. The introduction reads as a beautifully crafted prose poem that contextualises the works that follow.'  (Introduction)

Elfie Shiosaki, Homecoming Carissa Lee , 2021 single work review
— Appears in: The Saturday Paper , 15-21 May 2021;

— Review of Homecoming Elfie Shiosaki , 2021 selected work poetry prose
Elfie Shiosaki, Homecoming Carissa Lee , 2021 single work review
— Appears in: The Saturday Paper , 15-21 May 2021;

— Review of Homecoming Elfie Shiosaki , 2021 selected work poetry prose
‘Fragments of Many Stars’ Elfie Shiosaki’s Stellar Collection Jeanine Leane , 2021 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Book Review , July no. 433 2021; (p. 55)

— Review of Homecoming Elfie Shiosaki , 2021 selected work poetry prose

'Noongar and Yawuru poet and academic Elfie Shiosaki writes in the introduction to her new poetry collection, Homecoming, that it is the story of four generations of Noongar women of which she is the sixth. The poems are ‘fragments of many stars’ in her ‘grandmothers’ constellations’. Shiosaki ‘tracks her grandmothers’ stars’ to find her ‘bidi home’. The introduction reads as a beautifully crafted prose poem that contextualises the works that follow.'  (Introduction)

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