Am I Black Enough For You? is an Indigenous Writing Winner
by Clayton Wehner - September 5th, 2012
The award was presented today on Indigenous Literacy Day at the Melbourne Museum.
In formulating the shortlist for the award, the judges said ‘it was very exciting to bear witness to the further development of Aboriginal literature. All entries attested to that rich growth in the range and quality of the writing; an enthralling cross-section of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander life today.’
Heiss was one of several Aboriginal people who launched legal action against Herald Sun journalist Andrew Bolt last year and won, claiming he had incorrectly accused them of being light-skinned Aborigines who chose to be black for personal gain.
For more information about Indigenous Literacy Day see the website at www.indigenousliteracyfoundation.org.au.
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