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Issue Details: First known date: 2014... 2014 Calypso Summer
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'Calypso Summer is a story told by Calypso, a young Nukunu man, fresh out of high school in Rastafarian guise. After failing to secure employment in sports retail, his dream occupation, Calypso finds work at the Henley Beach Health Food shop where his boss pressures him to gather Aboriginal plants for natural remedies. This leads him to his Nukunu family in Port Augusta and the discovery of a world steeped in cultural knowledge. The support of a sassy, smart, young Ngadjuri girl, with a passion for cricket rivalling his own, helps Calypso to reconsider his Rastafarian façade and understand how to take charge of his future.' (Source: publishers website)

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Notes

  • This novel was originally part of a creative writing PhD, awarded by the University of Adelaide, South Australia, 2010.
  • Dedication: Dedicated to past, present and future generations of Nukunu people. Divided we are conquered, united we survive and prosper.
  • Other formats: Also e-book.

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

    • Broome, Kimberley area, North Western Australia, Western Australia,: Magabala Books , 2014 .
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      Extent: 224p.
      Note/s:
      • Published April 2014
      ISBN: 9781922142016, 9781922142191 (ebook : epub), 9781922142986 (ebook : pdf), 9781922142122 (pbk)

Works about this Work

Respecting Protocols for Representing Aboriginal Cultures Jared Thomas , 2014 single work criticism
— Appears in: JASAL , vol. 14 no. 3 2014;
'This essay undertakes a detailed discussion of how respecting protocols for representing Indigenous cultures supports the interests of Indigenous communities and producers of stories with Indigenous content. To highlight the importance of Indigenous protocols I review the prominence and reception of Aboriginal stories in Australian film and literature and discuss how protocol guidelines can prevent problematic representations. I demonstrate how protocols influenced writing Calypso Summer (2014), a novel exploring issues relating to my cultural group, the Nukunu, to illustrate the challenges encountered and benefits gained from employing Indigenous representation protocols. ' (Author's introduction)
Review : Calypso Summer Carole Poustie , 2014 single work review
— Appears in: Magpies : Talking About Books for Children , July vol. 29 no. 3 2014; (p. 44)

— Review of Calypso Summer Jared Thomas , 2014 single work novel
[Review] Calypos Summer Katharine England , 2014 single work review
— Appears in: The Advertiser , 31 May 2014; (p. 25)

— Review of Calypso Summer Jared Thomas , 2014 single work novel
[Review] Calypos Summer Katharine England , 2014 single work review
— Appears in: The Advertiser , 31 May 2014; (p. 25)

— Review of Calypso Summer Jared Thomas , 2014 single work novel
Review : Calypso Summer Carole Poustie , 2014 single work review
— Appears in: Magpies : Talking About Books for Children , July vol. 29 no. 3 2014; (p. 44)

— Review of Calypso Summer Jared Thomas , 2014 single work novel
Respecting Protocols for Representing Aboriginal Cultures Jared Thomas , 2014 single work criticism
— Appears in: JASAL , vol. 14 no. 3 2014;
'This essay undertakes a detailed discussion of how respecting protocols for representing Indigenous cultures supports the interests of Indigenous communities and producers of stories with Indigenous content. To highlight the importance of Indigenous protocols I review the prominence and reception of Aboriginal stories in Australian film and literature and discuss how protocol guidelines can prevent problematic representations. I demonstrate how protocols influenced writing Calypso Summer (2014), a novel exploring issues relating to my cultural group, the Nukunu, to illustrate the challenges encountered and benefits gained from employing Indigenous representation protocols. ' (Author's introduction)
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