2012 Victorian Premier’s Literary Awards

Dr. Anita Heiss has won the Victorian Premier’s Literary Awards,  Prize for Indigenous Writing, 2012 for her memoir Am I Black Enough for You?

Just as she wrote in her blog Anita Heiss talks again about her identity and why she wrote a memoir in a young age.

“I had specific reasons for penning this book. I wanted to demonstrate that we as Aboriginal people have our own forms of self-identification and self-representation. And just like my adult novels of recent years is a statement that regardless of where we live we are strong in our identity, and it is one of the few things that can never be taken from us – like governments took away our children, our rights land, and most recently the rights to manage our own incomes in the Northern Territory.”

Parramatta City Library has a copy for lending.