Dr Paul Collis, Dancing Home

Dancing Home, written by Barkindji man, Dr Paul Collis, awarded the 2016 David Unaipon Award. A powerful narrative depicting an ill-fated, heart-breaking homecoming. In Blackie, we see the personalised impact of 225 years of oppression, police brutality and victimisation, the failure of educational institutions to meet the needs of the indigenous minority, pervasive racism from high schools to pharmacies and the maelstrom of emotions and spiritual connections between family and community. Shocking and brutal yet tender and moving… They didn’t even know his name.

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