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Main Title: Black and blue : a memoir of racism and resilience / Veronica Gorrie. Book Cover
Author: Gorrie, Veronica
Imprint: Brunswick, Victoria : Scribe Publications, 2021.
Collation: 243 pages ; paperback ; 24 cm.
Subject: Gorrie, Veronica.
ABIA nominations
Victorian Premier's Literary Award Nominations
First Nations Australians
First Nations Australians - - Contemporary life
ISBN: 9781925849240 9781950354757
The story of an Aboriginal woman who worked as a police officer and fought for justice both within and beyond the Australian police force. A proud Gunai/Kurnai woman, Veronica Gorrie grew up dauntless, full of cheek and a fierce sense of justice. After watching her friends and family suffer under a deeply compromised law-enforcement system, Gorrie signed up for training to become one of a rare few Aboriginal police officers in Australia. In her ten years in the force, she witnessed appalling institutional racism and sexism, and fought past those things to provide courageous and compassionate service to civilians in need, many Aboriginal themselves. With a great gift for storytelling and a wicked sense of humour, Gorrie frankly and movingly explores the impact of racism on her family and her life, the impact of intergenerational trauma resulting from cultural dispossession, and the inevitable difficulties of making her way as an Aboriginal woman in the white-and-male-dominated workplace of the police force.

Victorian Premiers Literary Awards 2022 shortlist
Victorian Premiers Literary Awards Winner 2022
ABIA Longlist 2022
ABIA shortlist 2022
Result Collection Location Shelf No Status Notes
Non-Fiction Main Library 305.801 BIO GOR Available