Author(s): Charmaine Papertalk-Green
Told with compassion and stunning honesty by indigenous Western Australian poet Charmaine Papertalk-Green, this collection of inspired and thought provoking poetry confronts issues affecting the indigenous community. Hard-hitting and intense, as well as compassionate and empowering, Papertalk-Green takes on issues that affect her community from the outside, as well as from the inside. In this first collection of her work, she writes about indigenous loss, tensions, and conflicts among her own people, including the legacy and heritage of drugs, alcohol, and violence. Just Like That is an intriguing mapping of conversational poetry, told with absolute purpose.