Sharing and Ancient Past: Billy Griffiths author talk
Long Way from No Go is a breathlessly honest memoir of, Tjanara Goreng Goreng, a Wakka Wakka Wulli Wuilli Traditional Custodian from Central Queensland in Australia, who began life without any of the advantages of her fellow non-Indigenous Australians except for grit, humour and diverse talent in spades. In particular, it may serve of interest to childhood trauma victims, to Australian political and history buffs, and to the Catholic Church that harboured and turned a blind eye to paedophile priests amidst their ranks. This book is written with journalist and author Julie Szego who is captivated and captivates us with this extraordinary Australian whose irrepressible, playful wicked humour leaps off the pages, even as we glimpse the personal and communal pain and despair at times in a life that sweeps across the breadth of the land and its history.
Deep Time Dreaming by Billy Griffiths is a passionate investigation of a twin revolution: the reassertion of Aboriginal identity in the second half of the twentieth century, and the uncovering of the traces of ancient Australia. It explores what it means to live in a place of great antiquity, with its complex questions of ownership and belonging. It is about a slow shift in national consciousness: the deep time dreaming that has changed the way many of us relate to this continent and its enduring, dynamic human history. Winner, 2018 John Mulvaney Book Award, Winner, 2019 Ernest Scott Prize, Winner, Book of the Year at the 2019 NSW Premier's Literary Awards, Winner, Douglas Stewart Prize for Non-fiction at the 2019 NSW Premier's Literary
Date: Monday 22 July
Venue: Earthbound Bolton Café, 266 Bolton St, Eltham
Price: $45.00 includes a copy of one of the books and delectable finger food