That Deadman Dance
Bobby Wabalanginy never learned fear, not until he was pretty well a grown man. Sure, he grew up doing the Dead Man Dance, but with him it was a dance of life, a lively dance for people to do together... Told through the eyes of black and white, young and old, this is a story about a fledgling Western Australian community in the early 1800s known as the 'friendly frontier'.Poetic, warm-hearted and bold, it is a story which shows that first contact did not have to lead to war.It is a story for our times.
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - gypsysmom - LibraryThing
This was an excellent book. I found it as a result of reading a book of short stories by Australian writers. One of the stories that really impressed me was "Asleep" by this author. At the back of the ... Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - nittnut - LibraryThing
The narrator is a young Noongar boy named Bobby Wabalanginy. He acts as both narrator and the creator of myth. The story moves in a slow and dreamlike fashion, which led me to do a little reading ... Read full review