Jeanie Adams of Black Ink Press in Townsville, Northern Queensland, talks about some of the reasons for low literacy among many indigenous Australians.
‘As an indigenous teenager here in Townsville said “what have books got to do with us sir, books are for whitefellas”. And if you are black and you live in the bush and you speak your own language or Aboriginal English, but every time you open a book it is about white kids living in the city using sophisticated English, where do you fit in?’
Ockham’s Razor, on Radio National. Listen to the interview.