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Storymen

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  • Date Published: November 2009
  • availability: In stock
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521759960

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  • What do the artistic works of acclaimed author Tim Winton and eminent Ngarinyin lawman Bungal (David) Mowaljarlai have in common? According to Hannah Rachel Bell they both reflect sacred relationship with the natural world, the biological imperative of a male rite of passage, an emergent urban tribalism, and the fundamental role of story in the transmission of cultural knowledge. In Bell's four decade friendship with Mowaljarlai, she had to confront the cultural assumptions that sculpted her way of seeing. The journey was life-changing. When she returned to teaching in 2001 Tim Winton's novels featured in the curriculum. She recognised an eerie familiarity and thought Winton must have been influenced by traditional elders to express such an 'indigenous' perspective. She wrote to him. This resulted in 4 years of correspondence and an excavation of converging world views - exposed through personal memoir, letters, paintings and conversations and culminating in Storymen.

    • A unique and deeply personal insight into the work and converging cosmologies of two great Australians, senior Ngarinyin lawman Bungal (David) Mowaljarlai and acclaimed author Tim Winton
    • The original style combines ancient indigenous knowledge and wisdom, and post-modern literary fiction
    • Contains personal memoir, letters, conversations and never before seen indigenous art accompanied by stories in Mowaljarlai's own words
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    • Date Published: November 2009
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780521759960
    • length: 262 pages
    • dimensions: 240 x 182 x 18 mm
    • weight: 0.78kg
    • availability: In stock
  • Table of Contents

    List of illustrations and photographs
    Glossary
    Acknowledgements
    Prologue
    Characters and country
    Story
    Law in nature
    Male rite of passage
    Urban tribalism
    Bibliography
    Index.

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  • Author

    Hannah Rachel Bell
    Hannah Rachel Bell's four-decade friendship with Mowaljarlai and the Ngarinyin has produced far-sighted co-cultural initiatives in education, publication and cultural tourism. An activist for sustainable cultural, social and economic relationships, Hannah now writes full-time from her home in rural Victoria.

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