The Fremantle New Edition Bookshop and Sally Morgan have teamed up to help raise money for the Indigenous Literacy Foundation. New Edition has pledged to donate to the foundation a percentage of all books sold at the launch of Morgan’s new book Sister Heart.
Entry is free on August 5 at 6 pm but places are limited and must be reserved in advance by contacting firstname.lastname@example.org or 9430 6331. Only those who RSVP will be allowed entry on the night.
A verse novel in hardcover, Sister Heart details the journey of a young girl taken from the far north of WA to an institution in the south, familial connection and the power of kinship.
Not long after I migrated to Australia I read Sally Morgan’s first book My Place and the sad reality of racism blew me away. I also read her second book Wanamurraganya, and later when she started painting and print making I bought one of her first prints, a B&W one of dancing women.
Indigenous literacy is extremely important to try to help reach a level playing field for our Aboriginal people, so pop into the New Edition Bookshop in a couple of weeks and stock up on Sally’s latest book. They’ll make great presents, so don’t just buy one for yourself.