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Dear son : letters and reflections from First Nations fathers and sons /

Mayor, Thomas,

Dear son : letters and reflections from First Nations fathers and sons / Thomas Mayor ; design and illustrations by Tristan Schultz ; artwork by Tony Wilson. - Richmond, Victoria : Hardie Grant Explore, 2021. - x, 189 pages : illustrations, portraits ; 23 cm.

"Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander readers are warned that this book includes the names and images of people who have died."

Dear Son shares heartfelt letters written by First Nations men about life, masculinity, love, culture and racism. Along with his own vivid and poignant prose and poetry, author and editor Thomas Mayor invites 12 contributors to write a letter to their son, father or nephew, bringing together a range of perspectives that offers the greatest celebration of First Nations manhood. This beautifully designed anthology comes at a time when First Nations peoples are starting to break free of derogatory stereotypes and find solace in their communities and cultures. Yet, each contributor also has one thing in common: they all have a relative who has been terribly wronged - enslaved, raped and dispossessed - because of their Aboriginality.

9781741177565 (hardback)




Indigenous men--Identity--Australia.
Fathers and sons.
Men--Conduct of life.
Self-actualization (Psychology)
Australian letters.
Father and child.
Indigenous men.
Indigenous men--Identity.
Aboriginal Australians--Social life and customs.
Aboriginal Australians.
Aboriginal Australians.
Aboriginal Australians--Government relations.
Aboriginal Australians--Social life and customs.
Indigenous men--Identity.--Australia
Indigenous men--Australia.
Father and child--Australia.
Australian letters--21st century.
Aboriginal Australians--Anecdotes.

Australia--Race relations.

Indigenous collection
Personal correspondence.

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