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Part of NAIDOC Week

Author Talk: Mel Brown presents Shades of Me

Where
Waverley Library
Waverley Library
Ron Lander Centre, 32-48 Denison Street, Bondi Junction NSW 2022
When

Friday 12 July from 2pm to 3pm

Waverley Library is is proud to host (Ngunnawal woman) Author Melinda Brown for the 2024 NAIDOC week - Keep the fire burning! Blak, loud and proud. Mel will share the story of discovering her heritage and how the journey to understand her culture gave her the strength to find her place in the world.

Growing up white, Mel always felt that there was another shade to her soul.

Despite an early life marred by moments of sheer despair and the agony of domestic violence, somehow Mel found the strength to survive. Then, as a young mother, she unlocked her ancestry's secrets without realising the challenges that came with identifying as Aboriginal in Australia.

Shades of Me follows Mel's journey as she redefines who she is and how she sees her place in the world. As Aboriginal families are being torn apart, this is a story of one woman's fight to keep them together – one family at a time. And in helping others, finds her true path in life.

Mel's memoir is not just one of black or white or even a single shade in between: as she has discovered in her work for the community, everyone's story is different; hers is simply Shades of Me.

Books will be available to sale and signing .

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