A Boy's Short Life

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Author:                       Anna Haebich & Steve Mickler

First published:        2000                                                   This edition:   2013

Format:                       Paperback      97 pages

Louis St John Johnson, born Warren Braedon into a Luritja and Arrernte family, was taken from his mother in Alice Springs at just three months old.

Despite growing up with the love and care of his adoptive family, Louis was increasingly targeted by school bullies and police for his Aboriginality. As he grew older, his need to meet his natural family prompted visits to Alice Springs with his parents, but they were thwarted by bureaucracy. He was planning to return to Alice Springs when, walking home on his nineteenth birthday, Louis was brutally murdered by a group of white youths whose admitted motive was ‘because he was black’

This story captures the dark heart of racism in modern Australia, through the tragic story of one boy and his short life.                 

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