Snake Dancing chronicles Roberta’s increasing politicisation and involvement in the Black movement to the time of her invitation from Harvard to take up postgraduate study in the United States.
Struggling to overcome the effects of her ordeals in Snake Cradle, Roberta Sykes gradually moves into the national spotlight as a writer and as First Secretary of the Aboriginal Embassy set up in a tent on the lawns of Parliament House.
She details the dangerous, demanding and sometimes lonely life of an itinerant activist, and brings a human perspective to events that were often headline news around the world.
Essential reading for those wishing to understand the complex nature of the interaction between the races in Australia’s recent history.
Roberta Sykes snake cycle consists of Snake Cradle (1997), Snake Dancing (1998) and Snake Circle (2000).
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