Publisher's synopsis

In 1982, Sally Morgan travelled back to her grandmother’s birthplace. What started as a tentative search for information about her family, turned into an overwhelming emotional and spiritual pilgrimage. My Place is a moving account of a search for truth into which a whole family is gradually drawn, finally freeing the tongues of the author’s mother and grandmother, allowing them to tell their own stories.


  • Winner 1987 Human Rights Award for Literature
  • Winner 1990 Order of Australia Book Prize
  • Shortlisted 1987 New South Wales Premier’s Literary Award