My Girragundji – Meme McDonald + Boori Pryor. 1998. A Little Ark Book. Allen and Unwin
I may know the kids in my world
But they don't want to know me
I fight them to preserve my identity
But I get into trouble for fighting
I get into trouble for losing
My parents live in my house
But they love their drink
I don't know them when they drink
They don't know me
Being different in a white world can be traumatic
But being uncomfortable in your own black world can be
You find a little spirit
A little tree frog
My Girragundji by Meme McDonald
My rating: 3 of 5 stars
Tapping in to the spirit of a living thing can be a magical balm for a lonely soul.
p.34 When I look in my gundji’s eyes, she speaks to me.
A touching story of a boy seeking some kind of identity in a world fractured by racial discomforts.
A beautiful idea, but somehow the book weathers the final narrative.
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