I’m not Racist, But …
An award-winning collection of poetry and prose from acclaimed Indigenous writer and advocate Anita Heiss. By turns witty, angry, eloquent, moving and insightful, I’m Not Racist But… includes Advance Australia Unfair, Pieces for Children, My 10 Point Plan for a Better Australia, Who’s Truth, I Don’t Hate You, But… , Treaty, The A-Z of First Contact, Being Aboriginal and Proud to be A Koori.
‘Anita Heiss writes from the heart … her poems are an angry and eloquent call for justice for Indigenous Australian people.’ Rosie Scott
First published in 2007, the collection won the Scanlon Prize for Poetry in the same year.
Anita Heiss, a member of the Wiradjuri nation of central New South Wales, is one of Australia’s best known Indigenous authors and advocates, and has won and been shortlisted for multiple awards. Professor of Communication at the University of Queensland, a board member of the State Library of Queensland and Lifetime Ambassador for the Indigenous Literacy Foundation, she’s written poetry, novels, short stories, children’s books and, in 2004, a memoir, Am I Black Enough for You? She co-edited The Macquarie PEN Anthology of Aboriginal Literature with Peter Minter. Her most recent book is the historical novel, Bila Yarrudhanggalangdhuray (2021). Visit her website at https://www.anitaheiss.com.