Archie Roach's song 'Took the Children Away' won an International Human Rights Achievement Award and his first album Charcoal Lane featured in US Rolling Stone magazine's Top 50 in 1992, going gold in Australia and winning two ARIA awards. Archie's recording history - including 12 albums, soundtracks, film and theatrical scores - has been hugely successful, hitting ARIA charts and winning awards, year in, year out.
'Archie's deeply resonant voice sings out - of a broken country and
a life renewed. The voice of Australia.' -- Daniel Browning, ABC
journalist and producer
'Just like his early songs, Tell Me Why was written with empathy as its impetus and that intent shines through on every page. This is a phenomenal work by one of the most articulate and recognisable members of the Stolen Generations. It will be read, studied and discussed for many years to come.' * The Australian *
'Beautiful, gut-wrenching and compelling memoir' * Sydney Morning Herald *
'Roach is honest and humble in his oft-heartbreaking retelling of his search for identity, belonging and purpose' * Courier Mail *
'Best book of 2019: Tell Me Why by Archie Roach, a beautifully written autobiography that captures one of the most remarkable lives in Australian music' * Weekend Australian *