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The Joy I Knew single work   poetry   "We talked that morning, as we often did"
Date: Oct 2006
Issue Details: First known date: 2007... 2007 The Joy I Knew
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  • Appears in:
    y separately published work icon Life, Love and Pain : An Anthology of Poems Written by Stolen Generations Link Up (NSW) Joy Williams (editor), Lawson : Stolen Generations Link Up Aboriginal Corporation , 2007 Z1425465 2007 anthology poetry Lawson : Stolen Generations Link Up Aboriginal Corporation , 2007 pg. xi-xiii
  • Appears in:
    y separately published work icon Tripping over Feathers : Scenes in the Life of Joy Janaka Wiradjuri Williams : A Narrative of the Stolen Generations Peter Read , Crawley : UWA Publishing , 2009 Z1667894 2009 single work biography

    'Joy Williams - Janaka Wiradjuri - was a difficult personality, and she made herself so. This book explains how and why she, and so many other people like her never had a chance.

    Moving from Joy's untimely death in a Primbee flat, to the ten years she spent pursuing a negligence claim against the NSW Government, through two lost appeals and on to the beginning of her life, Read takes us on a mesmerising and evocative journey that offers a rare historical insight into institutions, street life and indigenous and urban culture between 1942 and 2006.

    Written in a poignant new biographical style of writing, Read uses direct speech to dramatise the work - often employing Joy's own words and incorporating many of her poems throughout the novel to confront the reader with a dynamic depth of narrative.' (From the publisher's website.)

    Crawley : UWA Publishing , 2009
    pg. 142-144
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