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IN CONVERSATION | The White Girl by Tony Birch

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VU at MetroWest

138 Nicholson Street

Footscray, VIC 3011

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Join Tony Birch and a panel of speakers from Victoria University's Moondani Balluk Indigenous Academic Centre in conversation about Tony's newest book, The White Girl.

The White Girl will be on sale on the night, and book signings available after the conversation.

Date: Thursday 13 June
Time: 6 - 8pm
Location: VU at MetroWest, 138 Nicholson Street, Footscray

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  • Tony Birch
  • Karen Jackson
  • Kim Kruger
  • Paola Balla

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About The White Girl

‘Odette, be sensible. Sissy cannot leave this town.’ Shea threw his hands in the air. ‘Listen to me, please, Odette. It’s not as if your Sissy is a white girl.’

Odette Brown has lived her whole life on the fringes of a small country town. Raising her granddaughter Sissy on her own, Odette has managed to stay under the radar of the welfare authorities who are removing Aboriginal children from their communities. When the menacing Sergeant Lowe arrives in town, determined to fully enforce the law, any freedom that Odette and Sissy enjoy comes under grave threat. Odette must make an impossible choice to protect her family.

In The White Girl, Tony Birch has created memorable characters whose capacity for love and courage are a timely reminder of the endurance of the human spirit.

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