Up From The Mission by Noel Pearson
Up From The Mission by Noel Pearson
Up From The Mission by Noel Pearson
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.'