Winner of the Miles Franklin Literary Award, Benang- From the Heart follows Harley, who was raised in a culture of forced assimilation and finds himself torn between his country's history, his family and his own identity.This new edition celebrates the 25th anniversary of publication. 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 of 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.

Paperback / softback  Trade paperback (UK)  416pp  h207mm  x  w140mm  x s30mm  493g 

ISBN13: 9781760993467