Warren Mundine In Black + White
Race, Politics and Changing Australia
“One of this country’s most important writers on the vexed and sensitive issues of black and white Australia, politics and race.” – Caroline Overington
“Warren’s a fighter… He looked at Lionel Rose – our greatest champion – through the eyes of a boy and learnt the greatest lesson of our lives: stay on your feet.” – Stan Grant
Warren’s Mundine’s raw, intimate memoir shines a bright and inspiring light on the struggle of Australia’s Indigenous people in a white world.
This new edition includes a chapter on the importance of reclaiming work as a virtue and Warren’s deeply held belief that the mindset of work as something negative is allowing many Australian families and communities to be destroyed.
Warren’s curriculum vitae runs into pages of honours, appointments and awards, so it’s extraordinary to consider that, as an Aboriginal boy in the 1950s, he was a second-class citizen, born into a world of segregation and discrimination that few Australians today are truly aware of.
One of eleven children in a poor Catholic family, Warren has been on a remarkable journey. From his early life in country NSW, with only one pair of shoes and a single bed shared with three of his brother, to today where he frequents the highest echelons of power and business, Warren is regarded by many as one of Australia’s national treasures.
From traditional ceremonies in outback Australia, to behind the scenes betrayals to sitting at the table with world leaders and telling them precisely what he thinks the solutions are for the nation, Warren is one of the most significant and engaging personalities in today’s spectrum.
Warren gives all Australians hope in this great and, until now, untold story of Australia.
In Black+White is a stirring story of an Indigenous life woven into the very fabric of Australia and it’s politics.
AVAILABLE AUGUST 1