Author: Sally Morgan
Publisher: Indialog Publications
ISBN/UPC (if available): 8187981024
A wonderfully entertaining and a luminous prose poem, this book has a form and texture of a novel and the complexity and pace of a mystery not solved until the final pages. Winner of 1990 Order of Australia Book Prize, this work is an Australian classic.
In 1982 Sally Morgan traveled back to her grandmother's birthplace. What started out as a tentative search for information about her family, turned into an overwhelming emotional and spiritual pilgrimage.
My place begins with the experiences of Sally's own life, growing up in suburban Perth in the fifties and sixties. Through the memories and images of her childhood and adolescence, vague hints and echoes begin to emerge, hidden knowledge is uncovered, and a fascinating story unfolds. It is a deeply 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.
Winner of the 1987 Australian Human Rights Award for Literature and the 1990 Order of Australia Book Prize, My Place is an Australian classic.