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Up From The Mission by Noel Pearson

Up From The Mission by Noel Pearson

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Up From The Mission

Selected Writings

by Noel Pearson

Black Inc., 2009, paperback, ISBN 9781863954280

Very Good Condition, a little edge and shelf wear, crease to half-title page, uncreased spine

'This is writing of great passion and power, which introduces a fascinating man and a compelling writer.  Many of the pieces included have been hard to find until now.  Gathered together in a cohesive, broad-ranging book, they show a key Australian thinker coming into being.
Pearson evokes his early life in Hope Vale, Queensland.  He includes sections of his epoch-making essay Our Right to Take Responsibility, which exposed the trap of passive welfare and proposed new ways forward.  There are pieces on the apology; on Barack Obama and black leadership; on Australian party politics - Keating, Howard and Rudd; and on alcoholism, despair and what can be done to mend Aboriginal communities that have fallen apart.'


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