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Hey Mum, What's a Half-Caste?

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Compelling and honest, this memoir recounts the diffuse effects of a governmental policy that required the author’s adoptive parents to be informed of her Afro-American ancestry. Chronicling her personal search for cultural identity, this account also delves into indigenous studies, Australian history, and psychology. This remarkable story is simultaneously universal and d ...more
Paperback, 316 pages
Published February 23rd 2010 by Magabala Books Aboriginal Corporation
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Kirsten
Aug 19, 2010 rated it really liked it
Really enjoyed this book. Given its non fiction and such an honest account, felt I learnt a lot about what it can be like for someone growing up in poverty, finding out that they are adopted, finding out that the are aboriginal. What a strong woman.
Miya
Sep 30, 2018 rated it liked it
For my bookclub.....i enjoyed reading this book
Michael Pennington
Mar 31, 2016 rated it it was ok
While the issue of aboriginal adoption is important this book is banal.
Shayne McCarthy
Dec 11, 2016 rated it did not like it
I appreciate the truth behind Lorraine's words but I found it to be quite disjointed and all over the place, especially in the final 100 pages which made it difficult to finish.
Jasmine Menegola
Chilling. It really shows the reality of how being a part of the stolen generation affected people individually, its not just families that were torn apart but identities as well.
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