WINNER, 2009 DEADLY AWARDS, OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT IN LITERATURE
SHORTLISTED, 2010 AUSTRALIAN BOOK INDUSTRY AWARDS, BIOGRAPHY OF THE YEAR
SHORTLISTED, 2010 VICTORIAN PREMIER'S LITERARY AWARDS, THE PRIZE FOR INDIGENOUS WRITING
SHORTLISTED, 2006 QUEENSLAND PREMIER'S LITERARY AWARDS, DAVID UNAIPON AWARD FOR UNPUBLISHED INDIGENOUS WRITERS
Lorraine McGee-Sippel was a small girl when she asked her parents what a half-caste was. It was the 1950s and the first step on a search for her birth family that would span decades. In the historic climate of the Rudd Government’s Apology, McGee-Sippel aligns herself with the Stolen Generations as she exposes a government policy that saw her adoptive parents being told she was of Afro-American descent. This is an honest telling that explores the fragility of reconnection, cultural identity and the triumphs of acceptance.