‘Becoming Kirrali Lewis’ tells the story of Kirrali, an Aboriginal girl who has grown up with a white family. As Kirrali leaves her rural home to go to university she is confronted both with overt racism and activism. ‘Becoming Kirrali Lewis’ details her journey to understanding herself and her culture. Jane Harrison’s book is at times overwritten and a little lagging but the perspective of Kirrali as an outsider who is actually an insider is both compelling and illuminating.
Age recommendation: 14+