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Black Cockatoo

Book cover for Black Cockatoo by Carl Merrison and Hakea Hustler

Black Cockatoo

Author: Carl Merrison and Hakea Hustler

Publisher: Magabala Books

Published: 2018

When Jy uses his shanghai to knock a dirran black cockatoo from a tree, his sister Mia’s instinct to rescue the bird takes over. She soon finds that standing up to her brother is the least of her concerns as she cares for the dirran, her totem animal. Set in the remote Kimberley, this beautifully written vignette explores the fragility of relationships with family, culture and country. Where do I belong?  How far can I fly and if I go will I still have somewhere to come back to? Subtle and touching, Black Cockatoo reaches into the heart and will speak to anyone’s need to find their place in this world and the freedom to do so.

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