Too Afraid To Cry: Memoir of a Stolen Childhood

Too Afraid To Cry: Memoir of a Stolen Childhood

by Ali Cobby Eckermann


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ISBN-13: 9781631494246
Publisher: Liveright Publishing Corporation
Publication date: 03/06/2018
Pages: 224
Sales rank: 1,313,561
Product dimensions: 5.80(w) x 8.30(h) x 1.00(d)

About the Author

Ali Cobby Eckermann is an award-winning author who has toured the United States several times, most recently in connection with Yale’s Windham-Campbell Prize. She lives in Adelaide, Australia.

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Too Afraid To Cry: Memoir of a Stolen Childhood 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
MaggieTiede More than 1 year ago
From 1910 to 1970, it was official Australian government policy that Aboriginal children should be removed from their families whenever possible in order to assimilate them into white culture. The children harmed by this practice are known as the Stolen Generations, and author Ali Cobby Eckermann is just one of their number. She recounts the vicious racism, sexual abuse, domestic violence, addiction, and physical injury that she has experienced, but this memoir–told in alternating poetry and prose–is as focused on her return to wholeness as it is on her wounds. Too Afraid to Cry is lovely even when the experiences Eckermann recounts are brutal, and I turned the last page feeling calm and hopeful that even in the face of great injustice, it’s never too late for healing.