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    25th anniversary edition of Benang: From the Heart by Kim Scott

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    Fremantle Press Presents the 25th anniversary edition of Benang: From the Heart by Miles Franklin Literary Award winner Kim Scott.

    Join us as we commemorate 25 years of Kim Scott’s groundbreaking, award-winning book with the launch of this new edition.

    Salt River Road author Molly Schmidt will host an in-conversation with Kim Scott, followed by book signings and sales, courtesy of New Edition Books.

    Held in the heart of Fremantle, home to both Kim Scott and Fremantle Press, this event will be a true celebration of local stories and their potential.

    About the book

    In the vast expanse of Western Australia, a young Indigenous man embarks on a profound journey within himself. Labelled as the successful outcome of his white grandfather’s attempts to breed the ‘first white man born’, Harley wants to be a failure. Finding himself at a difficult point in the history of his country, family and self, Harley’s story takes the reader on an eye-opening and heartbreaking narrative about the impact of colonisation on First Nations people in Australia. From one of Australia’s most revered storytellers, Benang sheds light on the ongoing struggle for cultural preservation, and is an epic and beautiful story of celebration and lament, beginning and return.

    Benang won the 1999 Western Australian Premier’s Book Award, the 2000 Miles Franklin Literary Award and the 2001 Kate Challis RAKA Award.

    About the author

    Kim Scott grew up on the south coast of Western Australia. As a descendant of those who first created human society along that edge of ocean, he is proud to be one among those who call themselves Noongar. Kim lives in Fremantle, Western Australia, and is currently Professor of Writing at the School of Media, Culture and Creative Arts at Curtin University.


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