Recounting experiences from travels back to her grandmother's birthplace, this classic of Australian literature documents what started out as a tentative search for information about the author's family—and turned into an overwhelming emotional and spiritual pilgrimage. Unearthing political and societal issues contained within Australia's indigenous culture, this moving account of a search for truth—into which a whole family is gradually drawn—results in the freeing of tongues of the author's mother and grandmother, finally allowing them to tell their own stories.
"One of the most significant milestones in Aboriginal literature." --Australian Magazine "A moving and quite remarkable account of personal discovery." --Sydney Morning Herald "Funny and sad and very real: a satisfying and absorbing book, a unique record." --Pittburgh Press "Sad and wise and funny . . . unbelievably and unexpectedly moving, Sally Morgan's love for her own spiritual and racial roots and her struggle to uncover them reveals a new Australia (the old) and a new way to embrace the elders and the young of all our peoples, wherever (and whoever) they might be. A book with heart." --Alice Walker, author, The Color Purple "A triumphant story that makes you glad it's been told." --Times on Sunday "A book for everyone: a book with the form and texture of a novel and the complexity and pace of a mystery not solved until the final pages. It is wonderfully entertaining." --New York Times Book Review "A triumphant story that makes you glad it s been told." Times on Sunday" "A triumphant story that makes you glad it's been told." --"Times on Sunday"