Excellent news! Today a beaut box of books arrived from book distributors Dennis Jones and Associates to support Indigenous Literature Week 2014 here at ANZ LitLovers. They have also been very generous in donating a most interesting book as a Giveaway. It isn’t a book by an indigenous author – but it will be of interest to anyone keen to know more about life in remote indigenous communities.
The book is Raft, by Howard Goldenberg, a name that is probably familiar to you if you are also a reader of the Whispering Gums blog. Sue recently reviewed Goldenberg’s novel Carrots and Jaffas, and took the opportunity to lead a discussion about the issue of non-indigenous authors writing about indigenous people. Goldenberg has served in many indigenous communities as a relieving doctor over the past decade, and this is what the blurbers say about the book:
Raft is a delicious, warm and…
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