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ISBN: 9781922089229
Pages: 272
Publication year: 2013
Publisher: Fremantle Press
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Kayang and Me

Written by Kim Scott

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Award-winning novelist Kim Scott and his elder, Hazel Brown, have created a monumental family history of the Wilomin Noongar people. Kayang and Me is a powerful story of community and belonging, revealing the deep and enduring connections between family, country, culture and history that lie at the heart of Indigenous identity.

PRAISE FOR THE BOOK

‘… in recording Brown’s vivid oral histories and marrying them on the page with his own musings and research, [Scott] has fashioned a new kind of message stick.’ Weekend Australian

‘This book is brilliant. Read it because it is imaginatively conceived and beautifully crafted. And read it because it matters.’ Sydney Morning Herald

‘… Hazel Brown and Kim Scott have managed to reclaim the voice of country from the voice of colonisation and in doing so light a gentle yet powerful path back to self-identity for those lost along the way.’ Koori Mail

‘… an exciting, vigorous and poignant history of an ancient people.’ West Australian


Pages: 272
Publication Year: 2013
Publisher: Fremantle Press
ISBN: 9781922089229
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Kim Scott

Kim Scott is a descendant of people living along the south coast of Western Australia prior to colonisation, and is proud to be one among those who call themselves Noongar.  He began writing for publication when he became a teacher of English. He is currently based at Curtin University in Western Australia as Professor of Writing, in […]