2012 Australian Christian Book of the Year:
Murray Seiffert’s Gumbuli of Ngukurr
The Australian Christian Book of the Year was announced last night at the Australian Christian Literature Awards in Melbourne. Gumbuli of Ngukurr (Acorn Press) emerged victorious from over forty entries submitted this year.
Second prize was awarded to A Short History of Christianity (Viking) by Geoffrey Blainey.
What the judges had to say about Gumbuli of Ngukurr:
Always informative it also, at times, makes for profoundly uncomfortable and provocative reading. This singular story of indigenous protagonism, self-determination and leadership in the face of overwhelming obstacles—hostile opposition, blind ignorance and numbing indifference—maps a way forward for the peoples of this continent. The complete judges’ comments can be found at: www.spcka.org.au
About the award:
Entries are judged with an eye to the: original nature of the work, literary style, suitability for the target audience, competence and expertise displayed by the author, design and layout and contribution that the book makes in meeting a need for Christian writing in Australia.
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