Don't Take Your Love to Town: First Nations Classics

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First published in 1988, a bestselling, seminal work of Indigenous memoir and a story of courage and humour in the face of poverty and tragedy.

Ruby Langford Ginibi's remarkable talent for storytelling grabbed the attention of both black and white Australians when she released Don't Take Your Love to Town, which has gone on to become a bestseller and is now a seminal work of Indigenous memoir.

Don't Take Your Love to Town is a story of courage in the face of poverty and tragedy. Ruby recounts losing her mother when she was six, growing up in a mission in northern New South Wales and leaving home when she was fifteen. She lived in tin huts and tents in the bush and picked up work on the land while raising nine children virtually single-handedly. Later she struggled to make ends meet in the Koori areas of Sydney.

Don't Take Your Love to Town is a brilliant memoir that will open your eyes and heart to an extraordinary woman's story.