I heard an interview with author Kim Scott on the Radio National Book Show the other day. He’s such an interesting guy and it was really great to hear him talk. He was speaking about his latest book, That Dead Man Dance, which has just been awarded this year’s Miles Franklin award. The book examines the early history of contact between English settlers and the Noongar people in Western Australia. It sounds fantastic, and is at the top of my books to read list.
Kim Scott has also been involved in the revitalisation of the Noongar language. There is a series of books he’s been working on with the Wirlomin Noongar Language and Stories Project, soon to be published by University of Western Australia Publishing. A write up of the first one, Noongar Mambara Bakitj, may be seen on various online bookshops, like this one. Looks like something to look forward to!