Roberta B. Sykes


Born
in Australia
January 01, 1943

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Roberta "Bobbi" Sykes (b. 1943) is an Australian poet and author. Although she is the daughter of a white Australian mother and an African-American father, she has always identified as, and until recently was accepted as, an indigenous Australian. She has been a life-long campaigner for indigenous land rights, as well as human rights and women's rights.Awards and nominations

1982: Patricia Weickert Black Writers Award
1994: Australian Human Rights Medal
1997: Age Book of the Year for Snake Cradle
1998: National Biography Award for Snake Cradle
1998: Nita B. Kibble Literary Award for Snake Cradle

Bibliography

Love Poems and other Revolutionary Actions (Cammeray: The Saturday Centre, 1979)
Mum Shirl: An Autobiography (with Colleen Shirley Perry) (Mel
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Average rating: 3.85 · 209 ratings · 8 reviews · 11 distinct works
Snake Cradle (Snake Dreamin...

3.80 avg rating — 101 ratings — published 1997 — 3 editions
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Snake Dancing (Snake Dreami...

3.93 avg rating — 58 ratings — published 1998 — 2 editions
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Snake Circle

3.92 avg rating — 38 ratings — published 2000 — 2 editions
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MumShirl

it was amazing 5.00 avg rating — 2 ratings — published 1981 — 2 editions
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Love Poems And Other Revolu...

2.75 avg rating — 4 ratings — published 1979 — 2 editions
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Eclipse

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Black Power In Australia

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Black Majority

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Murawina: An Authentic Abor...

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Incentive, Achievement, and...

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