Growing up African in Australia is an interesting book – each contributor writes in the first person with grit, emotion, childhood stories or poetry. Stories of racism, stories of separation from the homeland, stories of setting in Australia and learning a new culture – all in the first person, compelling and gripping reading. Think of young girls with (afro) (no, this is not the right term) being interrogated by hairdressers; mums and dads, the school playground. These are really stories of growing up in Australia. Best read of this year so far.
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