Living on Stolen Land

Ambelin Kwaymullina

This title speaks to many First Nations’ truths; stolen lands, sovereignties, time, decolonisation, First Nations perspectives, systemic bias and other constructs that inform our present discussions and ever-expanding understanding. This title is a timely, thought-provoking and accessible read.

Living on Stolen Land is a prose-styled look at our colonial-settler ‘present’. The first of its kind to address and educate a broad audience about the colonial contextual history of Australia, in a highly original way.

This book is a poetic and musical manifesto about the current state of affairs in this country…an unapologetic exercise in truth telling that forces you to confront yourself. It contains powerful instructions about the action and doing-work that is now required.

- @blackfulla_bookclub

I believe this one of the most important statements on restoration to the dispossessed, on how all of us might go about the essential processes of decolonisation with sensitivity and awareness, that has ever been articulated.

- John Kinsella

With grace, precision and conviction — Ambelin takes readers back to the first principles of decolonisation on this continent. ‘Living on Stolen Land’ is both a loving, brilliant monument to these principles and a guide. Her work is perfect for those non-Indigenous people just beginning to think about living on stolen lands and a reminder for those who have thought about it for a while.

- Alison Whittaker

Release
Jul-2020
ISBN
9781925936247
RRP (AUD)
$22.99
Pages
64
Format
Paperback
Category
Poetry

Ambelin Kwaymullina

Ambelin Kwaymullina belongs to the Palyku people of the eastern Pilbara region of Western Australia. She is a writer, illustrator and law academic who works across a range of genres including YA, science fiction, verse and non-fiction.

Magabala Books

Magabala Books is Australia’s leading Indigenous publishing house. Aboriginal owned and led, we celebrate and nurture the talent and diversity of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander voices.

Living on Stolen Land
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