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Tell it to the World: an indigenous memoir

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An extraordinarily powerful and personal meditation on race, culture, and identity.


As an Aboriginal Australian, Stan Grant has had to contend with his country’s racist legacy all his life. Born into adversity, he found an escape route through education and the writing of James Baldwin, going on to become one of Australia’s leading journalists.

As a correspondent for CNN, he travelled the world, covering conflicts everywhere, from Baghdad to North Korea. Struck by how the human spirit can endure in the face of repression, he found the experiences of individuals he met spoke to him of the undying call of family and homeland. In the stories of other dispossessed peoples, he saw that of his own.

In Tell It to the World, Grant responds to the ongoing racism that he sees around him. He writes with passion and striking candor of the anger, shame, and hardship of being an indigenous man. In frank, mesmerizing prose, Grant argues that the effects of colonialism and oppression are everyday realities that still shape our world.

ISBN-13: 9781947534261

Media Type: Paperback(US edition)

Publisher: Scribe Publications Pty Ltd

Publication Date: 08-27-2019

Pages: 256

Product Dimensions: 5.30(w) x 8.20(h) x 0.80(d)

Stan Grant is an award-winning journalist and author. He is currently the global affairs and indigenous affairs analyst at the Australian Broadcasting Corporation. Prior to this, he worked as the indigenous editor for The Guardian Australia, managing editor for National Indigenous Television, and international editor for Sky News Australia. From 2001 to 2012, he served as a senior international correspondent for CNN in Asia and the Middle East, broadcasting to an audience of millions around the world. Stan is of Aboriginal ancestry, from the Wiradjuri people.