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The Dawn Is At Hand Poems by Kath Walker

The Dawn Is At Hand Poems by Kath Walker

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The Dawn Is At Hand

Poems by Kath Walker

The Jacaranda Press, 1967, hardcover, dustjacket

Very Good Condition, minor edge and shelf wear, minor rubbing and bumping to edges and corners, no inscriptions, price-clipped dustjacket shows a little edge and shelf wear with blue ink lines on front wrap (see photographs)

“Kath Walker, the Aboriginal poetess, burst on the Australian scene two years ago with her first book of poems, We Are Going.  She was the first Aboriginal to be published.  Her book went on to break other records – as the only poetry book in this country to go into seven editions in as many months, and as the first collection by an Australian poet to achieve American publication.  Apart from our beloved C. J. Dennis, she is Australia’s bestselling poet of all time.  What is there about Kath Walker and her poetry?  The first and most obvious thing is that she has something to say.  Her poems, said one reviewer, are like fists.  She is a fearless and impassioned fighter against the oppression of her people.  Due in some large degree to the chord that her poetry struck and the conscience she awakened in the Australian people, the exploitation of the Aboriginal lessens month by month.  The cause of equality marches on: the dawn is at hand.”

 

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