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Ruby Moonlight - Ali Cobby Eckermann

Paperback Published: 1st May 2012
ISBN: 9781921248511
Number Of Pages: 80
For Ages: 12 - 15 years old

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WINNER – black&write! kuril dhagun Indigenous Writing Fellowship
WINNER – Deadly Award Outstanding Achievement in Literature
WINNER – Kenneth Slessor Poetry Prize and Book of the Year Award in the 2013 NSW Premier's Literary and History Awards

A verse novel that centres around the impact of colonisation in mid-north South Australia around 1880. Ruby, refugee of a massacre, shelters in the woods where she befriends an Irishman trapper. The poems convey how fear of discovery is overcome by the need for human contact, which, in a tense unravelling of events, is forcibly challenged by an Aboriginal lawman. The natural world is richly observed and Ruby’s courtship is measured by the turning of the seasons.

About the Author

Poet and writer, Ali Cobby Eckermann was born in 1963 at Brighton, Adelaide, on Kaurna Country, and grew up on Ngadjuri country between Blyth and Brinkworth in mid-north South Australia. She had travelled extensively and lived most of her adult life on Arrernte country, Jawoyn country and Larrakia country in the Northern Territory. When she was 34,Eckermann had met her birth mother Audrey, and learnt that her mob was Yankunytjatjara from north-west South Australia. Her mother was born near Ooldea, south of Maralinga on Kokatha country. Eckermann relates herself to the Kokatha mob too.

ISBN: 9781921248511
ISBN-10: 1921248513
Audience: General
For Ages: 12 - 15 years old
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 80
Published: 1st May 2012
Publisher: Magabala Books
Country of Publication: AU
Dimensions (cm): 19.8 x 14.5

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