Wild Cat Falling is the story of an Aboriginal youth, a 'bodgie' of the early sixties who grows up on the ragged outskirts of a country town, falls into petty crime, goes to gaol, and comes out to do battle once more with the society who put him there.Its publication in 1965 marked a unique literary event, for this was the novel from the Aboriginal community to be published in Australia.
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The long-awaited novel from Mudrooroo, who returns to his roots to give us the striking and evocative story of an Australian Black Boy...a boy born long ago in 1938 who was named Balga or Black Boy. He had an Aboriginal mother and an African American father who bequeathed to him the spiky mop of hair which gave him his name. So it is said. Now listen on.
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Balga Boy Jackson is the long-awaited new story of Mudrooroo. He returns to his roots to give us a vivid life story of an Australian Black Boy - naturally with a pun, Balga is the Australian grass tree called in Western Australia the Black Boy. Mudrooroo, who hails from Cuballing in the West, takes us on Balga Boy's journey to Fitzroy and Kings Cross. The late '50s and early '60s come alive through Balga's own blues and musical journey, and he says, 'This is how it was for a lot of us'.
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Ruminations on old age from the celebrated author of Wild Cat Falling (1965). Forty-five poems written in his slender 70s that explore time passing, love lost and the body and will slowly disappearing.
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