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Storymen

Bell, Hannah Rachel

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ISBN 10: 052175996X / ISBN 13: 9780521759960
Published by Cambridge University Press, Melbourne, 2009
Used Condition: Near Fine Soft cover
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Title: Storymen

Publisher: Cambridge University Press, Melbourne

Publication Date: 2009

Binding: Soft Cover

Book Condition:Near Fine

Edition: First Edition.

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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.

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Storymen addresses Aboriginal and settler Australian beliefs and knowledge systems through the works of senior Ngarinyin lawman Bungal (David) Mowaljarlai and acclaimed author Tim Winton. Through letters, memoir, conversations and paintings, the author explores intersections and confluences in their world views.

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