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Issue Details: First known date: 2019... 2019 Songspirals : Sharing Women's Wisdom of Country through Songlines
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'A rare opportunity to connect with the living tradition of women's songlines, as recounted by Yolngu women from far north Australia.

'We want you to come with us on our journey, our journey of songspirals. Songspirals are the essence of people in this land, the essence of every clan. We belong to the land and it belongs to us. We sing to the land, sing about the land. We are that land. It sings to us.'

'Aboriginal Australian cultures are the longest living cultures on earth and at the heart of Aboriginal cultures is song. These ancient narratives of landscape have often been described as a means of navigating across vast distances without a map, but they are much, much more than this. Songspirals are sung by Aboriginal people to awaken Country, to make and remake the life-giving connections between people and place. Songspirals are radically different ways of understanding the relationship people can have with the landscape.

'For Yolngu people from North East Arnhem Land, women and men play different roles in bringing songlines to life, yet the vast majority of what has been published is about men's place in songlines. Songspirals is a rare opportunity for outsiders to experience Aboriginal women's role in crying the songlines in a very authentic and direct form.'

Source: Publisher's blurb.

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    • Crows Nest, North Sydney - Lane Cove area, Sydney Northern Suburbs, Sydney, New South Wales,: Allen and Unwin , 2019 .
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      Extent: 336 p. 16 unnumbered pages of platesp.
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      • Published August 2019.

      ISBN: 9781760633219 (pbk)

Works about this Work

October in Fiction Michalia Arathimos , 2019 single work review
— Appears in: Overland [Online] , October 2019;

— Review of Act of Grace Anna Krien , 2019 single work novel ; Songspirals : Sharing Women's Wisdom of Country through Songlines Gay'wu Group of Women , 2019 single work prose
October in Fiction Michalia Arathimos , 2019 single work review
— Appears in: Overland [Online] , October 2019;

— Review of Act of Grace Anna Krien , 2019 single work novel ; Songspirals : Sharing Women's Wisdom of Country through Songlines Gay'wu Group of Women , 2019 single work prose
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