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That Deadman Dance

Author : Kim Scott
ISBN : 9781408829288
Genre : Fiction
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Throughout Bobby Wabalanginy's young life the ships have been arriving, bringing European settlers to the south coast of Western Australia, where Bobby's people, the Noongar people, have always lived. Bobby, smart, resourceful and eager to please, has befriended the settlers, joining them as they hunt whales, till the land, and work to establish their new colony. He is welcomed into a prosperous white family and eventually finds himself falling in love with the daughter, Christine. But slowly - by design and by hazard - things begin to change. Not everyone is so pleased with the progress of the white colonists. Livestock mysteriously starts to disappear, crops are destroyed, there are 'accidents' and injuries on both sides. As the Europeans impose ever-stricter rules and regulations in order to keep the peace, Bobby's Elders decide they must respond in kind, and Bobby is forced to take sides, inexorably drawn into a series of events that will for ever change the future of his country. That Deadman Dance is haunted by tragedy, as most stories of first contact between European and native peoples are. But through Bobby's life, this novel exuberantly explores a moment in time when things might have been different, when black and white lived together in amazement rather than fear of the other, and when the world suddenly seemed twice as large and twice as promising.
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That Deadman Dance Picador 40th Anniversary Edition

Author : Kim Scott
ISBN : 9781743348932
Genre : Fiction
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Bobby Wabalanginy never learned fear, not until he was pretty well a grown man. Sure, he grew up doing the Dead Man Dance, but with him it was a dance of life, a lively dance for people to do together... Told through the eyes of black and white, young and old, this is a story about a fledgling Western Australian community in the early 1800s known as the 'friendly frontier'. Poetic, warm-hearted and bold, it is a story which shows that first contact did not have to lead to war. It is a story for our times. Celebrating 40 years of outstanding international writing, this is one of the essential Picador novels reissued in a beautiful new series style.
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That Deadman Dance Study Guide

Author : Sarah Vassallo
ISBN : 0977534359
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A Study Guide to assist students understand the context, main themes, characters and recurring motifs of Kim Scott's novel That Deadman Dance

Republics Of Letters

Author : Peter John Kirkpatrick
ISBN : 9781920899783
Genre : Australian literature
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Republics of letters: literary communities in Australia is the first book to explore the notion of literary community or literary sociability in relation to Australian literature.
Category: Australian literature

A Companion To The Works Of Kim Scott

Author : Belinda Wheeler
ISBN : 9781571139498
Genre : Literary Criticism
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New essays on the acclaimed Australian Indigenous author's entire body of work, including his novels, short stories, poetry, and his work with Indigenous language and health.
Category: Literary Criticism

Cultural Memory And Literature

Author : Diane Molloy
ISBN : 9789004304086
Genre : Literary Criticism
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In Cultural Memory and Literature, Diane Molloy suggests a new way of reading novels that respond to Australia’s violent past beyond trauma studies and postcolonial theory to re-imagine a different, syncretic past from multiple perspectives.
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ISBN : UCBK:C098789955
Genre : Literature, Modern
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Author : Kim Scott
ISBN : 1618731696
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A century after a rural Western Australian massacre, a group of Noongar people are invited back to where it happened.

The Best Australian Stories 2013

Author : Kim Scott
ISBN : 9781922231222
Genre : Fiction
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In The Best Australian Stories 2013, Kim Scott selects the year’s most outstanding short fiction. Featuring established favourites alongside exciting new voices, this diverse collection is a perfect companion for summer and an ideal introduction to Australia’s best contemporary writing. Previous contributors include Kate Grenville, Nam Le, David Malouf, Mandy Sayer, DBC Pierre, Frank Moorhouse, Peter Goldsworthy, Marion Halligan, Venero Armanno, Sophie Cunningham, Romy Ash and many more.
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Kaapse Bibliotekaris

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Issues for Nov. 1957- include section: Accessions. Aanwinste, Sept. 1957-
Category: Libraries