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y separately published work icon My Bundjalung People single work   autobiography  
Issue Details: First known date: 1994... 1994 My Bundjalung People
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'When Ruby Langford Ginibi was eight years old, her father collected his daughters from the Box Ridge mission and drove them to safety out of reach of the white authorities and the policy of removing Aboriginal children from their families. Today an established author and Aboriginal activist, Ruby travels back to her home in Bundjalung country to trace and record the history of her community, her roots. The reader is taken aboard on the journey home, down the backroads of northern New South Wales into the homes and conversations of cousins, aunties, and tribal elders. The experience is direct and the feelings are shared. Ruby Langford Ginibi writes with the humour, exuberance and unbending truth for which her first book, Don't Take Your Love to Town, won such renown.' (Source: UQP website: www.uqp.uq.edu.au)

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  • Dedication: I wish to dedicate this book to my aunt Mrs Eileen Morgan, my gummi, and to the tribal elders of Box Ridge mission, my gummies Emily and the late Mary Wilson.

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Works about this Work

‘Bumping Some Bloody Heads Together’ : A Qualitative Study of German-Speaking Readers of Ruby Langford Ginibi’s Texts Oliver Haag , 2012 single work criticism
— Appears in: Journal of the European Association for Studies of Australia , vol. 3 no. 1 2012; (p. 114-125)
'The writing of Ruby Langford Ginibi has been read, not only within Australia, but also overseas. Often, Indigenous literature is regarded as a primarily national literature, addressed to first and foremost white Australian readers. This article places Ginibi's writing in an overseas context and examines the reactions that Germanspeaking readers have shown to her texts. Drawing on qualitative interviews with readers in Germany and Austria, this study explores the individual techniques of German-speaking readers to connect to the cultural foreign contexts of Ginibi's texts and make sense of them. It also reflects on the author's personal connections to Ginibi's texts and how her writing relates to his own racial contexts in Central Europe.' (Author's abstract)
Ruby Langford Ginibi´s Influence on a Spanish Student of Australian Studies Caty Ribas , 2012 single work prose
— Appears in: Journal of the European Association for Studies of Australia , vol. 3 no. 1 2012; (p. 60-66)
'Dr Ruby Langford Ginibi influenced me, personally and academically speaking, with her text Haunted by the Past, her direct style of writing and her personal approach to life and hardship. This text pays tribute to her by explaining how reading Haunted by the Past turned out to be a central text in my life.' (Author's abstract, 60)
‘Relationship and Love’ : The Teaching of Dr Ginibi John Barnes , 2012 single work prose
— Appears in: Journal of the European Association for Studies of Australia , vol. 3 no. 1 2012; (p. 32-39)
Narratives of History and Self : Ruby Langford Gnibi's Don't Take Your Love to Town and My Bundjalung People Neelima Kanwar , 2011 single work criticism
— Appears in: IJAS , no. 4 2011; (p. 60-73)
'Neelima Kanwar states that 'Both the mentioned novels deal with the notion of self-self which is not only the personal being, but as an Indigenous Australian includes the whole Aboriginal community. As such by writing about herself, Ruby L Gnibi asserts the existence of community too-the community which as been denied a presence in the history.' (60)
Black Chicks Talking : Indigenous Women's Writing in JSNWL's Collection Jane Pollard , 2011 single work column
— Appears in: Jessie Street National Women's Library Newsletter , May vol. 22 no. 2 2011; (p. 6-7)
'The library has a small but growing collection of Aboriginal material in the form of books, posters, audio-visual items and the few journals. This article overviews these holdings and makes a plea for more donations in this area.' (p. 6)
Giving an Edu-ma-cation Vicki-Ann Marie Speechly-Golden , 1995 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Women's Book Review , March vol. 7 no. 1 1995; (p. 9-10)

— Review of My Bundjalung People Ruby Langford Ginibi , 1994 single work autobiography ; Daisy Bates in the Desert Julia Blackburn , 1994 single work biography
'My Bundjalung People' Margaret Sharpe , 1996 single work review
— Appears in: Aboriginal History , vol. 20 no. 1996; (p. 226-228)

— Review of My Bundjalung People Ruby Langford Ginibi , 1994 single work autobiography
[Review] Bridge of Triangles [et al] Jackie Huggins , 1995 single work review
— Appears in: Imago : New Writing , March vol. 7 no. 1 1995; (p. 89-90)

— Review of Bridge of Triangles John Muk Muk Burke , 1994 single work novel ; My Bundjalung People Ruby Langford Ginibi , 1994 single work autobiography ; Raki : A Novel B. Wongar , 1994 single work novel
Forecasts Claire Mills , 1994 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Bookseller & Publisher , August vol. 74 no. 1050 1994; (p. 34)

— Review of My Bundjalung People Ruby Langford Ginibi , 1994 single work autobiography
Outrage, Wrong Turns and Fun Ed Southorn , 1994 single work review
— Appears in: The Courier-Mail , 15 October 1994; (p. wkd 6)

— Review of My Bundjalung People Ruby Langford Ginibi , 1994 single work autobiography
y separately published work icon Recovery and Restoration : Changing Identities of Aboriginal Women in Australia Gail Maria Hennessy , 1999 Z1019315 1999 single work thesis The thesis critically examines four autobiographical writers. These four writers, Margaret Tucker, Glenyse Ward, Sally Morgan and Ruby Langford Ginibi illustrate different ways of constructing an Aboriginal identity in their published texts.
My Mob, My Self Ruby Langford Ginibi , 2000 single work criticism
— Appears in: The Strength of Us as Women : Black Women Speak 2000; (p. 17-20)

In this paper, Ruby Langford 'Ginibi' talks about the many reasons as to why she wrote her autobiography.

Reciprocal Bonds : Re-Thinking Orality and Literacy in Critical Perspectives on Indigenous Australian Life-Writing Michèle Grossman , 2005 single work essay
— Appears in: Script and Print , vol. 29 no. 1-4 2005; (p. 115-129)
International Feminist Book Fair Carole Ferrier , 1994 single work column
— Appears in: Arena Magazine , October/November no. 13 1994; (p. 53)
Black Chicks Talking : Indigenous Women's Writing in JSNWL's Collection Jane Pollard , 2011 single work column
— Appears in: Jessie Street National Women's Library Newsletter , May vol. 22 no. 2 2011; (p. 6-7)
'The library has a small but growing collection of Aboriginal material in the form of books, posters, audio-visual items and the few journals. This article overviews these holdings and makes a plea for more donations in this area.' (p. 6)
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