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Doris Kartinyeri Doris Kartinyeri i(A41475 works by) (a.k.a. Mulparinni-Doris Kartinyeri)
Born: Established: 1945 Raukkan / Narrung, Meningie - Coorong area, South East South Australia, South Australia, ;
Gender: Female
Heritage: Aboriginal Ngarrindjeri ; Aboriginal
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1 y separately published work icon Bipolar Express: From One Mind to Another Doris Kartinyeri , Port Adelaide : Ginninderra Press , 2017 11103607 2017 single work autobiography

'I am enthusiastic about telling my story all about my illness – bipolar mood swing disorder. I write with restlessness and with recklessness, sometimes with energy so strong, along with energy incredibly low. With the effect of this illness comes the need to rebuild myself and my self-esteem, and finally to come to terms with the illness itself. I get angry and so frustrated at times. I want people with mental illness to be acknowledged and treated with respect, understanding and compassion. We are strong people who deserve to be trusted. And I want for those who are not coping and who need constant reassurance throughout their illnesses to be able to feel worthy. I write this book for all bipolar sufferers and for all those who suffer anxiety and for those who are pessimistic towards every issue surrounding mental health. I now reach out as a writer, an author, a poet and as a mother and a proud grandmother of eighteen, and great-grandmother of one. This is my story, my personal experience of coping with isolation, in my state of mind; no one could or would bother to ask me how I felt.' (Publication Summary)

1 The Dreaming i "There was a time", Doris Kartinyeri , 2008 single work poetry
— Appears in: Culture Is ... : Australian Stories Across Cultures, An Anthology 2008; (p. n.p.)
1 3 y separately published work icon Bush Games and Knucklebones Doris Kartinyeri , Kunyi June-Anne McInerney (illustrator), Broome : Magabala Books , 2003 Z1098275 2003 single work picture book children's "Bush Games and Knucklebones is a very special collaboration between best-selling author Doris Kartinyeri and well-known artist Kunyi June-Anne McInerney, who both spent time at Colebrook Childrens' home in South Australia in the 1950s." (Magabala Books website)
1 My Wonder Dog Doris Kartinyeri , 2001 single work short story
— Appears in: A Girl's Best Friend: The Meaning of Dogs in Women's Lives 2001; (p. 84-85) Asia and Pacific Writers Network 2005;
1 The Ngarrindjeri Land i "The land is looking for restoration.", Doris Kartinyeri , 2000 single work poetry
— Appears in: Kick the Tin 2000; (p. 126)
1 Autumn Leaves i "The autumn leaves have fallen", Doris Kartinyeri , 2000 single work poetry
— Appears in: Kick the Tin 2000; (p. 109)
1 Broken Spirit i "I search for my soul", Doris Kartinyeri , 2000 single work poetry
— Appears in: Kick the Tin 2000; (p. 89)
1 Dreams i "Walking through a blue dream", Doris Kartinyeri , 2000 single work poetry
— Appears in: Kick the Tin 2000; (p. 64)
1 Dancing in the Wind i "Laughter is on the wind.", Doris Kartinyeri , 2000 single work poetry
— Appears in: Kick the Tin 2000; (p. 23)
1 It's Just the Beginning i "Mother you have carried me for nine wonderful", Doris Kartinyeri , 2000 single work poetry
— Appears in: Kick the Tin 2000; (p. 3)
1 9 y separately published work icon Kick the Tin Doris Kartinyeri , North Melbourne : Spinifex Press , 2000 Z668697 2000 single work autobiography poetry

'When Doris Kartinyeri was a month old, her mother died. The family gathered to mourn their loss and welcome the new baby home. But Doris never arrived to live with her family - she was stolen from the hospital and placed in Colebrook Home, where she stayed for the next fourteen years.

The legacy of being a member of the Stolen Generations continued for Doris as she was placed in white homes as a virtual slave, struggled through relationships and suffered with anxiety and mental illness.

Kick the tin was a game Doris Kartinyeri played in the Colebrook Home. This is a life that has been kicked around. It is the compelling and sometimes witty memoir of a courageous journey, a journey into the soul of an individual to find meaning and substance after the loss of everything the rest of us take for granted.' Source: Publisher's blub.

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