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Posted in fremantle, sally morgan by freoview on July 24, 2015

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 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.

Roel Loopers

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