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This gutsy novel, set in a small coastal town in South Australia is a rites-of-passage story about two boys confronting the depth of racism that exists all around them.

'Deadly, unna?' He was always saying that. All the Nungas did, but Dumby more than any of them. Dumby Red and Blacky don't have a lot in common. Dumby's the star of the footy team, he's got a killer smile and the knack with girls, and he's a Nunga. Blacky's a gutless wonder, needs braces, never knows what to say, and he's white.

But they're friends . . . and it could be deadly, unna?

Formats & editions

  • Paperback

    9780141300498

    May 4, 1998

    Puffin

    288 pages

    RRP $19.99

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  • EBook

    9781742283906

    May 4, 1998

    Penguin eBooks

    288 pages

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Awards and Recognition

  • WAYRBA Children's Choice Awards
    2000
    Shortlisted
    Older Readers