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Foreign Soil
Author: Maxine Beneba Clarke

Product Details:
ISBN: 9780733632426
Format: Paperback
Pages: 272
Dims (mm): 134 x 215
Pub Date: 29-04-14
Pub Country: Australia
Condition: NEW

Winner of the Victorian Premier's Unpublished Manuscript Award 2013.In Melbourne's western suburbs, in a dilapidated block of flats overhanging the rattling Footscray train lines, a young black mother is working on a collection of stories. The book is called FOREIGN SOIL. Inside its covers, a desperate asylum seeker is pacing the hallways of Sydney's notorious Villawood detention centre, a seven-year-old Sudanese boy has found solace in a patchwork bike, an enraged black militant is on the warpath through the rebel squats of 1960s Brixton, a Mississippi housewife decides to make the ultimate sacrifice to save her son from small-town ignorance, a young woman leaves rural Jamaica in search of her destiny, and a Sydney schoolgirl loses her way. The young mother keeps writing, the rejection letters keep arriving...

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