This Book Thinks Ya Deadly!


This Book Thinks Ya Deadly! is an inspirational, illustrated compendium that celebrates the diversity and success of First Nations People.

Written by Corey Tutt, author of The First Scientists, this book features the profiles of more than 70 Blakfellas who are doing deadly things across sport, art, activism and science, through to politics, education and literature. It showcases the careers and Corey’s personal stories of First Nations People who have done great things in their respective fields, including Professor Marcia Langton, Miranda Tapsell, Tony Armstrong, Dr Anita Heiss, Danzal Baker (Baker Boy), Adam Goodes and Blak Douglas.

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The CBCA judges say…

A comprehensive book of short-form biographies of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander People. Highly detailed, and researched the book is divided into chapters of cultural and societal significance and goes beyond simply featuring the usual sporting heroes of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander background. It includes an introduction from the author, an AIATSIS map, acknowledgements and also a section for the reader to fill in about themselves and their ‘deadly’ attributes. This book is on a level rarely seen before in compilation of heroes and important people. Each person featured has a large portrait set beside a page detailing the person’s attributes, significance and contribution to society. The Aboriginal lands they come from are also clearly listed next to their names. A true celebration of ‘blak’ excellence, this book has been produced with the highest production values.

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