Publisher: Magabala Books
Published: April 2021
Homecoming is a painful and beautiful book of poetry by Elfie Shiosaki, a Noongar and Yawuru writer, which combines personal, cultural and family history into a powerful collection.
Following the story of four generations of one family, Shiosaki skillfully weaves archival material with personal narrative to document the injustices and cruelty that colonialism and racism have inflicted on Aboriginal people. Hope, strength and dignity are to be found in this carefully curated intergenerational narrative, along with simple truths that are heartbreaking beyond measure. Homecoming is intimate, political, delicate, strong, savage and infinitely sad. This is a book every West Australian should read and consider deeply.