The Strength of Us As Women

Black women speak

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A ground-breaking collection of poetry and prose from some of Australia's best known Indigenous women writers. Compiled by Kerry Reed-Gilbert and first published in 2000.

‘If you want to know the reality of inside Black Australia, this book is for you. The women who speak within these pages allow you, the reader, to look into their hearts, minds, bodies and souls. Share with them their journey, the journey of life.’ — Kerry Reed-Gilbert, editor.

The Strength of Us As Women includes work from Kerry Reed-Gilbert, Yasmin Johnson, Ruby Langford Ginibi, Rosemary Plummer, Barbara Nicholson, Lorraine McGee-Sippel, Anita Heiss, Nellie Green, Christine Simpson, Kathy Malera-Bandjalan, Melanie Williams, Lisa Bellear, Rosemary van den Berg, Rebecca McNaboe, Noeline Briggs-Smith, Kostane Strong, Dorothy Williams, Judy Kirby and Vicki-Ann M. Speechley-Golden.

Published by Untapped: the Australian Literary Heritage Project

Once out of print, these lost Australian books have been brought back to life as part of Untapped: the Australian Literary Heritage Project. You can borrow them from your local library as ebooks, or buy from all major online booksellers.

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