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From the award-winning author of Benang, and his Aunty Hazel, comes this monumental history of the south coast Noongar people of Western Australia. Kayang - meaning, respectfully, Old Lady - was born in 1925. Through her candid voice comes the story of her people and her country, interwoven with traditional tales.

Award-winning novelist Kim Scott and his elder, Hazel Brown, have created a monumental family history of the Wilomin Noongar people. Kayang &​ Me is a powerful story of community and belonging, revealing the deep and enduring connections between family, country, culture and history that lie at the heart of Indigenous identity.' (Source: Publishers website)

Notes

  • Dedication: For Bob Pirrup Roberts and Fanny Winnery
  • Teaching notes available from publisher's website.
  • Other formats: Also large print.
  • Other formats: Also e-book.
  • Other formats: Also sound recording.

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

    • Fremantle, Fremantle area, South West Perth, Perth, Western Australia,: Fremantle Press , 2005 .
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      Image courtesy of Penguin Books Australia
      Extent: 270p.
      Edition info: 1st ed.
      Description: maps
      Note/s:
      • Includes bibliography.
      ISBN: 1920731172
    • Fremantle, Fremantle area, South West Perth, Perth, Western Australia,: Fremantle Press , 2013 .
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      Image courtesy of publisher's website.
      Extent: 276p.
      Edition info: 2nd ed.
      Description: illus., maps, and ports.
      Note/s:
      • Published February 2013
      ISBN: 9781922089229 (pbk)

Works about this Work

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)
Kim Scott's Kayang and Me : Noongar Identity and Evidence of Connection to Country Christine Choo , 2016 single work criticism
— Appears in: A Companion to the Works of Kim Scott 2016; (p. 49-60)
Not so Easy Kim Scott , 2015 single work criticism
— Appears in: Griffith Review , no. 47 2015; (p. 200-214)

'A young man - scarcely more than a boy - stands on a rock beside the deep sea. A whale surfaces next to him, almost within reach. I can't say if the boy knows the whale, but he knows of the whale: all his life he's watched families of them travel along this coast. Recently, he learned the words of one such journey.' (Publication abstract)

Finding a Place in Story : Kim Scott’s Writing and the Wirlomin Noongar Language and Stories Project Natalie Quinlivann , 2014 single work criticism
— Appears in: JASAL , vol. 14 no. 3 2014;

'In True Country, the narrator draws the reader close and says, “You listen to me. We’re gunna make a story, true story. You might find it’s here you belong. A place like this.” (15) Although the narrator speaks of ‘(a) place like this’ as “a beautiful place (…). Call it our country, our country all ‘round here” (15), belonging, for the reader, for the characters in each of Scott’s novels, and for Scott himself, is more than settling into a physical environment, belonging is finding a place in the story.

'Mamang, Noongar Mambara Bakitj, Dwoort Baal Kaat, and Yira Boornak Nyininy are major achievements in Scott and The Wirlomin Noongar Language and Stories Project’s process of returning, restoring and rejuvenating language and story within the Noongar community and for an ever-widening public. In their form, content and intent, the stories renegotiate ideas of place and placement, confronting personal, cultural and linguistic dislocations in Noongar lives as well as an ambivalent narrative landscape in which language and story are central to both a lingering colonialism and the process of decolonisation.' (Publication abstract)

[Untitled] Chris Thomson , 2013 single work review
— Appears in: Viewpoint : On Books for Young Adults , Winter vol. 21 no. 2 2013; (p. 12)

— Review of Kayang and Me Kim Scott Hazel Brown 2005 single work biography
Brown Skin : Black Hearts Inga Clendinnen , 2005 single work review
— Appears in: The Monthly , June no. 2 2005; (p. 54-56)

— Review of Kayang and Me Kim Scott Hazel Brown 2005 single work biography ; Balanda : My Year in Arnhem Land Mary Ellen Jordan 2005 single work autobiography
Down Memory Vein Kathy Hunt , 2005 single work review
— Appears in: The Bulletin , 5 July vol. 123 no. 6477 2005; (p. 68)

— Review of Kayang and Me Kim Scott Hazel Brown 2005 single work biography
Country and Kin in Unity Victoria Laurie , 2005 single work review
— Appears in: The Weekend Australian , 9-10 July 2005; (p. 14)

— Review of Kayang and Me Kim Scott Hazel Brown 2005 single work biography ; Someone Else's Country Peter Docker 2005 single work autobiography
Testament To Word of Mouth Brett D'Arcy , 2005 single work review
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 16-17 July 2005; (p. 19)

— Review of Kayang and Me Kim Scott Hazel Brown 2005 single work biography
Brave Journeys to a Country's Heart Michael McGirr , 2005 single work review
— Appears in: The Sunday Age , 31 July 2005; (p. 19)

— Review of Balanda : My Year in Arnhem Land Mary Ellen Jordan 2005 single work autobiography ; Kayang and Me Kim Scott Hazel Brown 2005 single work biography
Elder Tells Her People's Story Jodi Hoffmann , 2005 single work column
— Appears in: Koori Mail , 10 August no. 357 2005; (p. 27)
Country and Connections : An Overview of the Writing of Kim Scott John Fielder , 2005 single work criticism
— Appears in: Altitude , no. 6 2005;
Covered Up With Sand Kim Scott , 2007 single work criticism
— Appears in: Meanjin , vol. 66 no. 2 2007; (p. 120-124)
'Kim Scott, from an Indigenous Australian perspective, highlights the continuing role and significance of regional culture in our so-called globalised or postcolonial world.'
Kin-fused Reconciliation : Bringing Them Home, Bringing Us Home Fiona Probyn , 2007 single work criticism
— Appears in: Australian Humanities Review , August no. 42 2007;
'Fiona Probyn-Rapsey discusses the biopolitical management of Indigenous people within the contemporary nation through an analysis of white liberal discourse on Reconciliation. She looks specifically at the image of the nation as family and the pedagogic nationalist argument for extending the "white" family to include Aboriginal kin and to "bind Aboriginality to whiteness". She analyses how a wide range of Indigenous life narratives (including those by Morgan, Russell, Pilkington-Garimara, Lalor, Scott and Brown, Kinnane, Simon and Randall) describe familial relations between white and Indigenous family members. She argues, in her formulation of the phrase "kin-fused Reconciliation", that a liberal "extended family" model of the Nation is potentially assimilationist' (Anne Brewster and Fiona Probyn-Rapsey, Introduction).
Complicity, Critique and Methodology: Australian Con/texts Fiona Probyn , 2010 single work criticism
— Appears in: Modern Australian Criticism and Theory 2010; (p. 218-228)
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