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My Place (pb)

Written by Sally Morgan


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In 1982, Sally Morgan travelled back to her grandmother’s birthplace. What started as a tentative search for information about her family, turned into an overwhelming emotional and spiritual pilgrimage. My Place is a moving account of a search for truth into which a whole family is gradually drawn, finally freeing the tongues of the author’s mother and grandmother, allowing them to tell their own stories.

‘A book for everyone: a book with the form and texture of a novel and the complexity and pace of a mystery not solved until the final pages. It is wonderfully entertaining.’ New York Times Book Review

‘A triumphant story that makes you glad it’s been told.’ Times on Sunday

‘Sad and wise and funny … unbelievably and unexpectedly moving, Sally Morgan’s love for her own spiritual and racial roots and her struggle to uncover them reveals a new Australia (the old) and a new way to embrace the elders and the young of all our peoples, wherever (and whoever) they might be. A book with heart.’ Alice Walker, author of The Colour Purple


Order of Australia Book Prize (Winner 1990)
Human Rights Award for Literature (Winner 1987)
New South Wales Premier’s Literary Award (Shortlisted 1987)

ISBN 9780949206312 (Paperback)
9781921361227 (Hardback)
9781760990800 (Paperback)
Formats B Format (198 x 130mm) (Paperback)
Wide B Format (190 x 135mm) (Hardback)
B Format (198 x 130mm) (Paperback)
Categories Indigenous Writing
Autobiography, Biography & Memoir
Award Winning
Pages 358
Publication Year Originally published in 1987, this edition 2021
Edition 39th
Publisher Fremantle Press
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    Sally Morgan

    Sally Morgan was born in Perth, in 1951. She has published books for both adults and children, including her acclaimed autobiography, My Place. She has also established a national reputation as an artist and has works in many private and public collections.     Read more