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Description - Up from the Mission: Selected Writings by Noel Pearson

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.
This is writing of great passion and power, which introduces a fascinating man and a compelling writer. Many of the pieces included have been hard to find until now. Gathered together in a cohesive, broad-ranging book, they show a key Australian thinker coming into being, Pearson evokes his early life in Hope Vale, 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.
'Up from the Mission is among the most relentless and exciting work I have read in recent years ... Pearson's analysis is blisteringly compelling' WALEED ALY, The Sunday Age

'Pearson is a master of the essay as a literary form ... Up from the Mission is a serious contribution to Australian letters' PETER SUTTON, The Monthly

'Noel Pearson is the best political and social essayist in the country' MICHAEL GAWENDA, Crikey

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781863955201
ISBN-10: 1863955208
Format: Paperback / softback
(212mm x 137mm x 22mm)
Pages: 416
Imprint: Black Inc.
Publisher: Black Inc.
Publish Date: 28-Feb-2011
Country of Publication: Australia

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