Dear son : letters and reflections from First Nations fathers and sons /Published by : Hardie Grant Explore, (Richmond, Victoria :) , 2021 Physical details: x, 189 pages : illustrations, portraits ; 23 cm. ISBN:9781741177565 (hardback).
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"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.