Up From the Mission
Selected WritingsAuthor: Noel Pearson
Imprint: Black Inc
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Up from the Mission charts the life and thought of Noel Pearson, from his early days as a native title lawyer to his position today as one of Australia's most influential figures.
Pearson evokes his early life in Hopevale, Queensland. He includes sections of his epoch-making essay Our Right to Take Responsibility, which exposed the trap of 'passive welfare' and proposed new ways forward. There are pieces on the apology; on Barack Obama and black leadership; on Australian party politics - Keating, Howard and Rudd; and on alcoholism, despair and what can be done to mend Aboriginal communities that have fallen apart.
AwardsAward: Shortlisted, NSW Premier's literary award Year: 2010 Prize: Douglas Stewart Prize for Non-fiction
Category:Non Fiction Biography