Flock: First Nations Stories Then and Now
Publisher: University of Queensland Press
Published: May 2021
Flock: First Nations Stories Then and Now, curated and introduced by Ellen van Neerven, is a wide-ranging anthology featuring stories from twenty Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander writers. Although the stories within are written across generations and originally published over 25 years (between 1996 and 2021), the themes of family, belonging, love, loss, hope and connection to Country are strong undercurrents that bring them together in this exceptional collection.
With established voices like Tony Birch, Alf Taylor, Melissa Lucashenko and Tara June Winch and rising stars like Adam Thompson, Mykaela Saunders and Cass Lynch, this anthology is filled with contemplative stories about life in the past, present, and future, all of which will stay with you long after you have finished reading.
Flock affirms the power of First Nations storytelling and should be a definite addition to any bookshelf.