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SHORTLISTED, 2022 ADELAIDE FESTIVAL AWARDS FOR LITERATURE, NON-FICTION AWARD
LONGLISTED, 2021 AUSTRALIAN BOOK INDUSTRY AWARDS, SMALL PUBLISHERS' ADULT BOOK OF THE YEAR
This stunning book is a biography and a generous sharing of Yorna’s Culture and traditional beliefs. Explore the meaning of Country, Lalai (‘Creation’), Wandjina, Woongudd (the ‘Snake’), in the author’s Country in the Kimberley region of Western Australia. Full of extraordinary images of the landscape, rock art, stone arrangements and the artist’s paintings, Yornadaiyn Woolagoodja is a feast for anyone interested in this rich Cultural heritage. Special feature boxes on Joonba (‘Corroborree’), Native Title, Permisson and Respect, Sugarbag, Ancestors’ Bones,
Collecting Turtle and many more.
"This is not a typical biography. It is also a photographic journey, an art book, a history book and, I found, a cultural learning experience. ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐"
– Alice Wilson, Good Reading
"…a moving and energetic memoir…"
– Declan Fry, The Sun-Herald
"A landmark book we should all embrace."
– Robert O'Hearn, Booktopia
"...a beautiful and sacred book, full of ancestral knowledge. These words shared by Yornadayin Woolagoodja have touched our spirits and enriched our minds and we carry them with us in each moment."
– Blackfulla Bookclub
"This is a special biography...It’s a stunning book that educates, inspires and promotes deeper understanding of First Nations cultures and traditions."
– Better Reading