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y Benang : From the Heart single work   novel  
Issue Details: First known date: 1999... 1999
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'Oceanic in its rhythms and understanding, brilliant in its use of language and image, moving in its largeness of spirit, compelling in its narrative scope and style, Benang is a novel of celebration and lament, of beginning and return, of obliteration and recovery, of silencing and of powerful utterance. Both tentative and daring, it speaks to the present and a possible future through stories, dreams, rhythms, songs, images and documents mobilised from the incompletely acknowledged and still dynamic past.' (Publisher's website)

Notes

  • Other formats: Also braille, e-book, and electronic source.
  • Other formats: Also large print.

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

    • Fremantle, Fremantle area, South West Perth, Perth, Western Australia,: Fremantle Press , 1999 .
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      Extent: 500p.
      Description: illus., port.
      Reprinted: 2005 , 2009 , 2002 , 2001
      ISBN: 9781863682404 (pbk), 1863682406 (pbk)
    • New Delhi,
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      India,
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      South Asia, South and East Asia, Asia,
      :
      Penguin Books India , 2003 .
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      Extent: 502p.
      ISBN: 0143029843
    • North Fremantle, Fremantle area, South West Perth, Perth, Western Australia,: Fremantle Press , 2017 .
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      Image courtesy of publisher's website.
      Extent: 500p.
      Edition info: 2nd edition
      Note/s:
      • Publication date: 27th February 2017
      ISBN: 9781925164442
Language: French
Notes:
Titled As: Benang /​ Kim Scott ; Roman Traduit de L'anglais (Australie) par Pierre Girard.
Notes:
Alternative Titled: Benang. French.
    • Arles,
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      France,
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      Western Europe, Europe,
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      Actes Sud , 2002 .
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      Extent: 471p.
      ISBN: 2742738134

Works about this Work

y Ice Dreaming : Reading Whitemess in Kim Scott's Benang : from the Heart Kristyn Evelyn Harman , Tasmania : 2004 8612232 single work thesis

'Through a close reading of Kim Scott's Benang: from the heart, this thesis interrogates what whiteness in an Australian colonial context looks like from an Aboriginal perspective. Its central proposition is that Scott's narrator, Harley, discovers whiteness as a consequence of discovering his Aboriginality...' (Source: Abstract)

form y Kim Scott Lecture Edith Cowan University, Kurongkurl Katitjin School of Indigenous Australian Studies , Perth : Edith Cowan University, Kurongkurl Katitjin School of Indigenous Australian Studies , 2001 8612083 single work film/TV criticism

Kim discusses some of the processes that he used to research, draft and edit Benang.

Fever in the Archive Anna Haebich , single work criticism
— Appears in: Humanities Australia , no. 5 2014; (p. 23-35)

Anna Haebich investigates how the West Australian Department of Indigenous Affairs archives (1898-1972) have been utilised by Indigenous writers/researchers.

Feeling through Form : Kim Scott’s ‘Benang’ and the Romantic Poetic Jo Jones , 2016 single work criticism
— Appears in: Westerly , vol. 61 no. 2 2016; (p. 96-108)
'Some stories are hard to tell. Kim Scott has dedicated much of the past two decades to enabling difficult acts of telling. This includes his two Miles Franklin winning novels Benang (1998) and That Deadman Dance (2010)....(Introduction)
The International Reception of Kim Scott's Works : A Case Study Featuring Benang Gillian Whitlock , Roger Osborne , 2016 single work criticism
— Appears in: A Companion to the Works of Kim Scott 2016; (p. 74-87)
"Benang : From the Heart" Gordon Briscoe , 1997 single work review
— Appears in: Aboriginal History , vol. 21 no. 1997; (p. 228-240)

— Review of Benang : From the Heart Kim Scott 1999 single work novel
The Pain of Finding One's Voice Jennifer Moran , 1999 single work review
— Appears in: The Canberra Times , 20 March 1999; (p. 24)

— Review of Benang : From the Heart Kim Scott 1999 single work novel
Colour My World : Fighting Free from the Virtual Prison of Race Gerry Turcotte , 1999 single work review
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 19 June 1999; (p. 9)

— Review of Benang : From the Heart Kim Scott 1999 single work novel
Nyoongar Man John Donnelly , 1999 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Book Review , June no. 211 1999; (p. 29-30)

— Review of Benang : From the Heart Kim Scott 1999 single work novel
New Indigenous Fiction Anita Heiss , 1999 single work review
— Appears in: Southerly , Winter vol. 59 no. 2 1999; (p. 191-196)

— Review of Benang : From the Heart Kim Scott 1999 single work novel ; Black Angels, Red Blood Steven McCarthy 1998 single work novel
Making Strange Men : Resistance and Reconciliation in Kim Scott's Benang Lisa Slater , 2003 single work criticism
— Appears in: Resistance and Reconciliation : Writing in the Commonwealth 2003; (p. 358-370)
Shouting Back : Kathryn Trees Talks to Kim Scott about His Writing Kathryn Trees (interviewer), 1995 single work interview
— Appears in: Fremantle Arts Review , August/September vol. 10 no. 1 1995; (p. 20-21)
'The First White Man Born' : Miscegenation and Identity in Kim Scott's Benang Tony Birch , 2004 single work criticism
— Appears in: Imagining Australia : Literature and Culture in the New New World 2004; (p. 137-157)
Elder Tells Her People's Story Jodi Hoffmann , 2005 single work column
— Appears in: Koori Mail , 10 August no. 357 2005; (p. 27)
Kim Scott's Benang : Monstrous (Textual) Bodies Lisa Slater , 2005 single work criticism
— Appears in: Southerly , vol. 65 no. 1 2005; (p. 63-73)
Slater contends that 'Throughout Benang, Scott suggests that it is the body's openness to the environment that unsettled the colonisers and made them determine that to establish and maintain sovereignty it was necessary to make a white nation.'
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