Author(s): Desert Pea Media; Ellen van Neerven (Editor)
With lyrics rich in rhyme, Homeland Calling is a hip-hop poetry collection that channels culture and challenges stereotypes. The words have all been written by First Nations youth from remote and regional communities around Australia, edited by award-winning author and poet Ellen van Neerven, and brought to you by Desert Pea Media. These verses are the result of young artists exploring their place in the world and expressing the future they want to live in. Organised into four sections, 'Country is my heartbeat', 'History is in my bloodline', 'Flame in the struggle' and 'Pride in my people', the words of these deadly, young poets offer wider Australia a rare insight into their thoughts, hopes and dreams. At the back of the book, you'll find a notes section written by Ellen that addresses many of the basic misconceptions regarding First Nations histories and peoples. There's also a glossary of words used in the poems that demonstrate the diversity of languages spoken across this country.