Wariyarranya Nyurranga Ngurra Pungkarriya single work   lyric/song   "Purlamilu nyurranga muwarr murru marnu,=Fleming sent a word about you"
Alternative title: Wariyarranya Is not Your Country Any Longer
Issue Details: First known date: 2003 2003
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Language: Ngarla , English
Notes:
The Ngarla song and the English translation are published on facing pages.
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    y Ngarla Songs Alexander Brown , Brian Geytenbeek , Fremantle : Fremantle Press Wangka Maya Pilbara Aboriginal Language Centre , 2003 Z1091225 2003 anthology lyric/song biography essay

    'Ngarla Songs is a unique bilingual presentation of sixty-eight anecdotal songs composed by Ngarla people. They describe the thrill of the hunt, the wonder of whales and other events and life experiences as seen through Ngarla eyes.

    ...These cameos of everyday life in the Pilbara have been written down, translated and recorded in English. Alexander Brown and Brian Geytenbeek have worked together for ten years to capture the wit, wisdom and vibrancy expressed in these songs.' (Source: Fremantle Press website)

    Fremantle : Fremantle Press Wangka Maya Pilbara Aboriginal Language Centre , 2003
    pg. 44-45

Works about this Work

The Sheep’s Face : Figuration, Empathy, Ethics Michael Farrell , 2016 single work criticism
— Appears in: JASAL , vol. 16 no. 1 2016;
'The word ‘species’ is etymologically related to looking. Although its primary biological definition is that of beings that can interbreed,species can refer to things of like kind: thisrelates to the term’s Latin derivation, specere, meaning to look. Describing how things look and conveying this appearance to others (whether in writing, or in relaying a memory) typically involves the use of metaphor. This article reads a number of Australian texts in terms of interspecies relations between humans and sheep, and considers the use of metaphor—and metonymy—and the place of ethics in this relation, with a particular emphasis on the face of both human and sheep: how sheep and humans look, in both senses of the word.' (Author's introduction)
The Sheep’s Face : Figuration, Empathy, Ethics Michael Farrell , 2016 single work criticism
— Appears in: JASAL , vol. 16 no. 1 2016;
'The word ‘species’ is etymologically related to looking. Although its primary biological definition is that of beings that can interbreed,species can refer to things of like kind: thisrelates to the term’s Latin derivation, specere, meaning to look. Describing how things look and conveying this appearance to others (whether in writing, or in relaying a memory) typically involves the use of metaphor. This article reads a number of Australian texts in terms of interspecies relations between humans and sheep, and considers the use of metaphor—and metonymy—and the place of ethics in this relation, with a particular emphasis on the face of both human and sheep: how sheep and humans look, in both senses of the word.' (Author's introduction)
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