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"A beautifully written novel that puts language at the heart of remembering the past and understanding the present."-- "Kate Morton, New York Times bestselling author" --This text refers to the audioCD edition.
About the Author
Tara June Winch is a Wiradjuri author, born in Australia in 1983 and based in France. Her first novel, Swallow the Air was critically acclaimed. She was named a Sydney Morning Herald Best Young Australian Novelist, and has won numerous literary awards for Swallow the Air. A 10th Anniversary edition was published in 2016. In 2008, Tara was mentored by Nobel Prize winner Wole Soyinka as part of the prestigious Rolex Mentor and Protégé Arts Initiative. Her second book, the story collection After the Carnage was published in 2016. After the Carnage was longlisted for the Victorian Premier's Literary Award for fiction, shortlisted for the 2017 NSW Premier's Christina Stead prize for Fiction and the Queensland Literary Award for a collection. She wrote the Indigenous dance documentary, Carriberrie, which screened at the 71st Cannes Film Festival and is touring internationally.--This text refers to the audioCD edition.
- File size : 1075 KB
- Screen Reader : Supported
- Print length : 299 pages
- X-Ray : Not Enabled
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Publisher : Penguin eBooks (2 July 2019)
- Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
- ASIN : B07MVSPV9F
- Language: : English
- Best Sellers Rank: 689 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
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It is a mystery. Where is the Dictionary? Where is Jedda?
It is a thriller. Can they stop the destruction of Prosperous?
It is history - as told by the dispossessed for once.
It is an education. You learn a language and gain an indigenous perspective.
But most of all it is a good read. August is a complex, flawed, very human protagonist who doubts herself and is on a personal search for identify. Winch avoids cliches and didacticism. She celebrates the positives of indigenous culture especially their respect for the planet but doesn't shy away from the problems: abuse, alcohol, gaol.
Stylistically it is very inventive: personal narrative, a letter from a Lutheran missionary and Poppy's dictionary are interwoven and cleverly counterpoint each other
A worthwhile read, for the story, an insight into original inhabitants of Australia or simply to expand your view of our history.
for those people who don't know what australia's First Nations people still face today, its a gentle entry into the debate and maybe it will encourage readers to find out more about the brutal way the british treated the aboriginal people. the good news is that these people are strong and proud of their heritage and working hard to share their 60,000 years of history with anyone who will listen.
just make time in your busy life to listen.
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The plot is simple: August Gondiwindi, a young woman of aboriginal descent living in London, travels home to attend the burial rites of "Poppy," her beloved grandfather. The secrets she learns about a place she thought she knew upend her life. The structure is intriguing -- in alternating chapters, we have August's story in present day, a 1915 letter from a beloved missionary, Poppy's story told through vignettes as he creates a dictionary of his people's history through their unique language.
An important book that all Australians should read.