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Aboriginal people are familiar with the power of story. Our culture is shaped around stories, our history transmitted through them. Stories spoken from the heart hold a transformational power, they are a way for one heart to speak to another. They are a means of sharing knowledge, experience and emotion. A story spoken from the heart can pierce you, become a part of you and change the way you see yourself and the world. Listening to a heart story is a way of showing respect, a silent acknowledgement of what the speaker has lived through and where they have come from. Stories can also transform the speaker. Sharing the past can ease old pains, soothe deep hurts and remind you of old joys, hopes and dreams.- (From the introduction)Eighteen Aboriginal Australians from across the country each share a powerful story which is central to their own lives, and/or to their family, community or country. Stories which provide readers with a very personal picture of the history, culture and contemporary experience of Aboriginal Australia.

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    May 4, 2007

    Fremantle Press

    302 pages

    RRP $27.95

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Nineteen Eighty Four
The Histories
The Great Gatsby
The Crucible
Crime and Punishment
Jane Eyre
The Little Prince & Letter To A Hostage
Metamorphosis: Popular Penguins
Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice
To The Lighthouse
Great Expectations
Anna Karenina (Vintage Classic Russians Series)
Late Essays
The Prose Factory
Reacher Said Nothing: Lee Child and the Making of Make Me
Being There
And What Do You Do, Mr Gable?