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Elfie Shiosaki Elfie Shiosaki i(9962540 works by)
Gender: Female
Heritage: Aboriginal
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Dr Elfie Shiosaki is the Westerly editor for Indigenous Writing and a Lecturer in Indigenous Rights, Policy and Governance at the School of Indigenous Studies at the University of Western Australia. 


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Awards for Works

y separately published work icon Homecoming Broome : Magabala Books , 2021 21064007 2021 selected work poetry prose

'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)

2022 shortlisted Prime Minister's Literary Awards Poetry
2021 winner Western Australian Premier's Book Awards Premier's Prize for an Emerging Writer
2022 shortlisted ASAL Awards ALS Gold Medal
2022 shortlisted The Stella Prize
2022 shortlisted Festival Awards for Literature (SA) Adelaide Festival Awards for Literature South Australian Literary Awards John Bray Award for Poetry
2022 shortlisted Victorian Premier's Literary Awards Prize for Indigenous Writing
2022 highly commended Victorian Premier's Literary Awards Prize for Poetry
2021 shortlisted Queensland Literary Awards Judith Wright Calanthe Award
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