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Dear Son

Letters and Reflections from First Nations Fathers and Sons
Author: Mayor, Thomas
Publisher: Hardie Grant Explore


A beautifully designed anthology released in time for Father’s Day.

5 in stock

SKU: 9781741177565 Categories: , Tag: Product ID: 128701


Dear Son shares heartfelt letters written by First Nations men about life, masculinity, love, culture and racism. Along with his own vivid and poignant prose and poetry, author and editor Thomas Mayor invites 12 contributors to write a letter to their son, father or nephew, bringing together a range of perspectives that offers the greatest celebration of First Nations manhood.

This beautifully designed anthology comes at a time when First Nations peoples are starting to break free of derogatory stereotypes and find solace in their communities and cultures. Yet, each contributor also has one thing in common: they all have a relative who has been terribly wronged – enslaved, raped and dispossessed – because of their Aboriginality. 

Featuring letters from Stan Grant, Troy Cassar-Daley, John Liddle, Charlie King, Joe Williams, Yessie Mosby, Joel Bayliss, Daniel James, Jack Latimore, Daniel Morrison, Tim Sculthorpe and Blak Douglas.

A gentle and loving book for families from anywhere in the world. Artwork by proud Kaurna/Ngarrindjeri/Narrunga/Italian Australian artist Tony Wilson, with illustrations and design by Gamilaraay designer Tristan Schultz of Relative Creative.

Additional information

Dimensions 21.6 × 13.8 cm



Letters and Reflections from First Nations Fathers and Sons


Mayor, Thomas


Hardie Grant Explore

Release Date

Wednesday September 1st, 2021



Main content page count

200 Pages