Novellas in November 2022 – Week 3 #NovNov22

I only managed to get one non-fiction novella read this week for Novellas in November and that is Follow the Rabbit-Proof Fence by Doris Pilkington/Nuge Garimara.

In the early 1900’s in Australia, many mixed race children were taken away from their families and sent to the Moore River Native Settlement, a place that was more a prison than a “settlement.” These children were literally stolen from their families. The forced removal of mixed race children in Australia started in the early 1900’s; but these children were still being stolen up into the 1970s. The children taken from their families in that time frame came to be called the Stolen Generations, also known as the Stolen Children. This novella tells the story of three young mixed race girls who were taken from their families and homes and placed at the Moore River Native Settlement. These three very brave, courageous girls dared to escape that settlement and make the long journey back to their home and their family. Follow the Rabbit-Proof Fence is a harrowing story of escape and survival that is heart-breaking, poignant and moving. I read that there is a movie based on this book. I plan to see if I can find it and watch it. Thanks again goes to Cathy for putting me on to this very powerful short work.

Next week, the theme for Novellas in November is contemporary novellas. I’ve already read Foster by Claire Keegan which was my choice for contemporary novellas week. So I probably won’t try to add in anything else. But we’ll see!

What non-fiction novellas have you read recently?


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