visión de conjunto:Críticas “The memoir is a testament to the damage that can follow when children are removed from family and the subsequent search for identity that follows.” – The Age and The Sydney Morning Herald“It is not long this book. It can be read in a sitting. And it may change the way you think about Australia or about Aboriginal people in ways more sophisticated literary exercises would not.” – The Australian“What makes Too Afraid to Cry a remarkable narrative of reconnection is the way in which Cobby Eckermann negotiates its painful territory without the dramatics of blame but with all the moral force of affective truth.” – Cordite Poetry Review Reseña del editor Too Afraid to Cry is a memoir that in bare blunt prose and piercingly lyrical verse gives witness to the human cost of policies that created the Stolen Generations of Indigenous people in Australia. It is a narrative of good and evil terror and happiness despair and courage. It is the story of a people profoundly wronged told through the frank eyes of a child and the troubled mind of that child as an adult whose life was irretrievably changed by being tricked away from her family and adopted into a German Lutheran family. What makes this book sing is not only Ali Cobby Eckermann's strong and unique narrative voice and her ability to cut to the essence of things in her poetry but also the astounding courage with which she leads the reader through the complex account of a life in free-fall and a journey to wholeness through reconnection with her birth family and its ageless culture and wisdom. This is a brave book written by a woman who has faced her demons transformed her suffering into a work of art and found her true sitting place in the world. Biografía del autor Ali Cobby Eckermann is the winner of the 2017 Windham-Campbell Prize for Poetry. Her writing reflects her journey to reconnect with her Yankunytjatjara/Kokatha family. Her first verse novel His Father's Eyes was published in 2011. Ruby Moonlight her second verse novel won the Kenneth Slessor Prize for Poetry and Book of the Year Award in the NSW Premier's Literary Awards 2013. In 2014 Ali was the first Indigenous Australian writer to attend the International Writing Program at the University of Iowa USA. Her most recent collection of poetry is Inside My Mother published in 2015.