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Black and Blue: A Memoir of Racism and Resilience (MP3)
Released the same day as the standard print edition
Title:
Black and Blue: A Memoir of Racism and Resilience (MP3)
Written by:
Veronica Gorrie 
Read by:
Tamala Shelton 
Format:
Unabridged MP3 CD Audio Book 
Number of CDs:
Duration:
6 hours 56 minutes 
MP3 size:
300 MB 
Published:
November 02 2021 
Available Date:
November 02 2021 
Age Category:
Adult - Explicit 
ISBN:
9781867581253 
Genres:
Non-fiction; Australian; Autobiography; Indigenous Peoples; Memoirs 
Publisher:
Bolinda audio 
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Australian author
Debut author

Winner Victorian Premier's Literary Awards / Victorian Prize for Literature 2022
Shortlisted New South Wales Premier's Literary Awards 2022
Shortlisted ABIA / Literary Fiction Book of the Year

The story of an Aboriginal woman who worked as a police officer and fought for justice both within and beyond the Australian police force.

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 in the white- and male-dominated workplace of the police force. Black and Blue is a memoir of remarkable fortitude and resilience, told with wit, wisdom and great heart.

'A loving, affecting, and honest account of her life. Reading Ronnie's words is like hearing the yarn of a friend.'
Nakkiah Lui

'Women who have historically been silenced: now more than ever, we need to be reading their stories.'
Jessie Tu, Sydney Morning Herald

'This is the read for Australia now ... it crackles with urgency. Honestly. I was left with a startling clarity after reading Black and Blue.'
Rick Morton, author of My Year of Living Vulnerably

'Loved it. I read it in one sitting – couldn't put it down.'
Melissa Lucashenko, author of Too Much Lip