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The Sky Runs Right Through Us

Pettitt-Schipp Renee

9781742589596

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Price: $22.99
Format: Paperback
ISBN13: 9781742589596
Published: February 2018

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This deeply personal book is also an important historical record. Written from the heart and covering a period of time working on Christmas Island with asylum seekers until her return to Australia with an urgency to bear witness, Pettitt-Schipp's steady eye is levelled at a facade of Australian inclusivity and openness "this land's edge /has always been an invitation/a white-toothed smile/ to walk on." To those denied entry, those white teeth become menace, exclusion, shark, crocodile. In a book filled with heart-breakingly tender portraits, borders and bodies, sanctions and sanctuary are held close to each other in ways which articulate the space but also, the common ground between "us." - Amanda Joy These beautiful Christmas Island poems capture both the despair of asylum seekers imprisoned by rock and sea and their ancient will to continue. - Gillian Triggs

Book details and technical specifications

Format: Paperback
ISBN13: 9781742589596
Published: February 2018

Number of pages: 122
Width: 14 mm
Height: not specified
Depth: 21 mm

Publisher: not specified

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