Tag Archive: anita heiss

Apr 10

Books Writers Read with Anita Heiss

Anita Heiss

I am very pleased to welcome Anita Heiss to Reading Upside Down. Anita is an amazing author and public speaker, passionate advocate for indigenous culture and issues, and someone who has been a wonderful inspiration for me personally in many ways. What book(s) are you currently reading? I’ve nearly finished Being Jade  by Kate Belle and …

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Jan 14

Anita’s Black Book Challenge #1 and #2

**Updates for this list will now be posted on the Anita’s Black Book Challenge #1 and #2 page** In 2011, in response to a BBC book list, Australian author Anita Heiss compiled her own BBC book list – a Black Book Challenge with titles by 99 Indigenous Australian authors across a range of genres. In …

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Apr 17

Dear Anita…

Dear Anita, This past week I’ve seen some pretty awful things written about you as people exercised their freedom of speech to write hateful, hate-filled remarks in a forum intended for informative book reviews and product feedback. I want to write something about you too. But I’m not going to do it anonymously on a …

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Apr 11

Results – Giveaway: Paris Dreaming by Anita Heiss

Thank you so much to everyone who entered my giveaway to win a copy of the wonderful new novel Paris Dreaming by Australian author Anita Heiss. There were 27 entries (comments + retweets) and the random number generator spat out number 16 as the winning entry. Congratulations Benison O’Reilly. I’ll be in touch to organise …

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Apr 04

Guest Post: Why Paris? Anita Heiss on the Setting for Paris Dreaming

Dr Anita Heiss

My new novel Paris Dreaming is about a feisty, focussed young woman – Libby Cutmore – originally from Moree, working as an arts educator at the National Aboriginal Gallery in Canberra who finds herself temporarily thriving in gay Paree. Many people have already asked me ‘Why Paris?’ in terms of the setting for the story, …

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Apr 04

Giveaway: Paris Dreaming by Anita Heiss

Paris Dreaming - Heiss

“I’m telling you now: I’m never having another boyfriend – EVER!” Libby is on a man-fast: no more romance, no more cheating men, no more heartbreak. After all, she has her three best girlfriends and two cats to keep her company at night and her high-powered job at the National Aboriginal Gallery in Canberra to …

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Apr 01

Who Am I?

Who am I?

I’ve really enjoyed reading through the comments on my recent posts about Mummy Bloggers, Blog Awards and Blogging Success. There have been some really interesting points made and I have been nice to discover that I’m not the only one who has been pondering the meaning of life, the universe and blogging over the past …

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May 17

How Young is to Young?

I recently read Who Am I? The Diary of Mary Talence, Sydney 1937 by Anita Heiss. The fictional diary of a 10-year-old Aboriginal girl taken from her family as part of the Stolen Generation, the book is written for children aged 10 or 11+. I recommended the book to a friend who is a librarian …

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May 17

Review: The Diary of Mary Talence, Sydney 1937 by Anita Heiss

I wasn’t quite sure what to expect reading The Diary of Mary Talence. I knew that it raised the issue of Australia’s Stolen Generation and I wasn’t sure how this complex and emotive issue would translate into a fictional story for younger readers. I think Anita Heiss does a wonderful job of introducing the concept …

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May 04

Indigenous Literacy Project Book List Reading Challenge

ILP Book List Reading Challenge button

**This list will now be updated at the Indigenous Literacy Project Book List page**   When I interviewed Australian Indigenous author Anita Heiss recently, she brought the Indigenous Literacy Foundation to my attention. When I visited the Indigenous Literacy Foundation website, I found an Indigenous Literacy Project Book List. Many of the books are picture …

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