That Deadman Dance – Kim Scott

Kim Scott is a nationally-recognised, local indigenous author whose titles include the prize-winning ‘True Country’ and ‘Benang – from the heart’, and is launching his new book ‘That Deadman Dance’ at Fremantle City Library on the 21st of October.

That Deadman Dance is an achievement equivalent to that of Alexis Wright. It is an enchanting and authentic book, giving us an insider’s view of Australia before it was Australia. The early collisions between European and Aboriginal (Noongar) cosmologies is calmly narrated, the tragedy of it delineated at a wonderful pace. It is an enormously readable, humane, proud and subtle book, and many Australians will love to get a sense of the experience of intrusion not from a descendant of intruders but from a child of the true possessors.

Thomas Keneally

21st of October, 6pm
Reception Room, City of Fremantle

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