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Black Inc. announces ‘Growing Up Torres Strait Islander in Australia’

Black Inc. has announced the latest addition to its ‘Growing Up’ nonfiction anthology series, Growing Up Torres Strait Islander in Australia, to be edited by author and public servant Samantha Faulkner.

A Torres Strait Islander and Aboriginal woman from the Wuthuthi and Yadhaigana peoples, Cape York Peninsula and Badu and Moa Islands, Torres Strait, Faulkner is the author of Life B’long Ali Drummond: A life in the Torres Strait, published in 2007 by Aboriginal Studies Press, and Pamle: Torres Strait Islanders in Canberra.

Submissions are now open for the anthology, which will explore the diverse experiences of growing up Torres Strait Islander in the Torres Strait or in mainland Australia.

‘The Torres Strait is a beautiful place, an island paradise, one of Australia’s hidden treasures,’ says Faulkner. ‘I know there are many stories to be told from there and by Torres Strait Islanders who grew up on the Australian mainland. Join me in this journey and showcase the beauty, ilan style (island style), and gud pasin (good fashion) of our home and peoples so we can reveal our unique culture and its storytelling.’

The anthology will be the seventh book in the life writing series that began with Growing Up Asian in Australia, edited by Alice Pung and released in 2008. The most recent book in the series, Growing Up in Country Australia, edited by journalist Rick Morton, was released in April this year.

Growing Up Torres Strait Islander in Australia will be published in 2024.

For more information about the submission process, see the Black Inc. website.


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