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That attitude that I wouldn't succeed didn't come from my family; it came from school and then the township we lived in. I wasn't going to settle for that, and my mother warned us not to settle for less, to make the most of our lives.

That attitude that I wouldn't succeed didn't come from my family; it came from school and then the township we lived in. I wasn't going to settle for that, and my mother warned us not to settle for less, to make the most of our lives.


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Alexis Wright (born 25 November 1950)[2] is an Indigenous Australian writer best known for winning the Miles Franklin Award for her 2006 novel Carpentaria[3] and the 2018 Stella Prize for her "collective memoir" of Leigh Bruce "Tracker" Tilmouth.[4]



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