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An independent boutique publishing house based in Melbourne, Australia

 Current Non-Fiction Releases
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Vula Bevalile - Letters from a Young Doctor

Too Afraid to Cry
Ali Cobby Eckermann

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.

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Vula Bevalile
Maithri Goonetilleke

New edition with a
foreword by Wayne Dyer

Vula Bevalile is a collection of vignettes written over several years by Australian doctor Maithri Goonetilleke, who has been contributing his time voluntarily in Swaziland—a country devastated by extreme poverty and the HIV and AIDS epidemic. Through the stories, the reader is taken on an incredible journey across a landscape of extreme adversity and medical and economic hardship.
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 Previous Releases
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Lentil as Anything: Food, Culture, Community

Stefanos of Limassol
Anna Kannava

Despo is an Australian photographer visiting the island of her birth, Cyprus, a country divided by invasion since 1974. At a traditional celebration in a village in the mountains, Despo sees the slender figure of a man in white. When she glimpses his face, she remembers him. It is Stefanos, who was  the boy she loved before she left the island at the age of fourteen.

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Lentil as Anything:
Food, Culture, Community

Ilura Press and Lentil as Anything, with assistance from the National Australia Bank and the Australia Council for the Arts, are pleased to present a coffee-table cookbook with a difference!

Lentil as Anything: Food, Culture, Community is a publication celebrating food, writing, and cultural diversity. Read more

 1st prize 'Best in the World' Gourmand World Cookbook Awards 2013 'Best Fundraising, Charity, Community Book in Pacific'