ANGELA by James Moloney (hier online bestellen)
Angela concludes James Moloney’s contemporary trilogy dealing with a range
of issues facing Aboriginal society. Narrated by Gracey’s best friend Angela, it
confronts a wide range of personal and social issues for both girls.
Angela and Gracey are first year university students. Here, they embark on
individual journeys that open their eyes to life beyond high school. New
ideologies, influences and peers change their friendship that was once
indestructible. Gracey in particular is trying desperately to embrace being a
Murri, joining an indigenous students’ support group (‘the Unit’) on campus.
While Angela tries to be supportive, Gracey appears to drift away from all she
has known from the ‘white’ world of Angela and their school days together.
Angela raises many political and race relation issues, particularly with regards
to policy decisions made in the past. The Stolen Generation is the major focus
of this text, although there are many other aspects of white Australia with which
Gracey struggles. Eventually, it is Gracey’s acceptance of both black and white
Australia that ensues; a small step towards reconciliation. This however is a
difficult and at times painful journey.
Angela presents a diverse range of perspectives on Aboriginal issues affecting
About the author:
Born in Sydney, James Moloney grew up and was educated in Brisbane. He
completed teacher training at Griffith University and also holds diplomas in
Teacher Librarianship and Computer Education. He has taught in a number of
Queensland State Schools as both a classroom teacher and a librarian. His
experiences as a young teacher in western Queensland have had a profound
effect on his writing, especially in his early novels.
James now writes full-time and has written over twenty books for children and
Young Adults. His first novel, Crossfire, was listed as a Notable Book in the
CBCA awards in 1993. His short novel Swashbuckler won the Children's Book
Council of Australia Book of the Year Award in 1996 and in the following year, A
Bridge to Wiseman's Cove was named Book of the Year in the CBCA's Older
Readers category. His other titles have appeared regularly on shortlists for
literary prizes and children's choice awards ever since.
Broschiert: 192 Seiten
Verlag: Klett; Auflage: Neuauflage. (Dezember 2008)
Preis: € 9,99