Becoming Kirrali Lewis by Jane Harrison
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WINNER, 2014 BLACK&WRITE! INDIGENOUS WRITING FELLOWSHIP
SHORTLISTED, 2016 PRIME MINISTER'S LITERARY AWARDS, YOUNG ADULT LITERATURE
Set within the explosive cultural shifts of the 1960s and 1980s, Becoming Kirrali Lewis chronicles the journey of a young Aboriginal teenager as she leaves her home town in rural Victoria to take on a law degree in Melbourne in 1985. Adopted at birth by a white family, Kirrali doesn't question her cultural roots until a series of life-changing events force her to face up to her true identity.
Jane Harrison is a descendant of the Muruwari people (First Nations) of New South Wales, Australia. She is an award-winning playwright and has an MA in Playwriting from the Queensland University of Technology. In 2002, her first play Stolen was the co-winner of the Kate Challis RAKA Award. It has since been performed throughout Australia as well as the United Kingdom, Hong Kong and Japan. Her most recent play The Visitors formed part of the Melbourne Theatre Company 2014 Cybec Electric Series.
Jane has been the recipient of several playwriting awards and her essays have been published in various journals.
Jane lives in Melbourne and has two daughters.
For Ages: 12+ years old
For Grades: 4 - 6
Number Of Pages: 240
Published: 1st June 2015
Publisher: Magabala Books
Country of Publication: AU
Dimensions (cm): 21.0 x 15.0 x 1.8
Weight (kg): 0.29