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'The Reckoning destroyed civilisation and humanity has had to rise from the ashes. But there are now people with abilities - Flyers, Firestarters, Rumblers - and society is scared of them. The government calls them Illegals. Ashala Wolf protects a group of Illegals. They hide together in the Firstwood and she'll do anything to keep them safe. When Ashala is captured, she realises she has been betrayed by someone she trusted. Now she only has herself. But when Neville starts digging in her memories for information, she doubts she can protect her people forever...will the Tribe survive the interrogation of Ashala Wolf?'

Source: Publisher's blurb.

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This work has Reading Australia teaching resources.

Unit Suitable For

AC: Year 8 (NSW Stage 4)

Themes

belonging, connection to place, dystopia, friendship, honour, memory, reality/unreality, resilience, the environment

General Capabilities

Critical and creative thinking, Ethical understanding, Information and communication technology, Intercultural understanding, Personal and social

Cross-curriculum Priorities

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander histories and cultures, Sustainability

Notes

  • Included on the 2013 White Ravens list compiled by the International Youth Library in Munich, Germany.
  • Other formats: Also sound recording.

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

    • Newtown, Marrickville - Camperdown area, Sydney Southern Suburbs, Sydney, New South Wales,: Walker Books Australia , 2012 .
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      Extent: 395p.
      ISBN: 9781921720086 (pbk.)
    • Cambridge, Massachusetts,
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      United States of America (USA),
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      Americas,
      :
      Candlewick Press ,
      2014 .
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      Extent: 384p.
      Note/s:
      • Published April 8, 2014
      ISBN: 9780763669881

Works about this Work

Worldly Reading : Teaching Australian Literature in the Twenty-first Century Larissa McLean-Davies , Susan K. Martin , Lucy Buzacott , 2017 single work criticism
— Appears in: English in Australia , vol. 52 no. 3 2017; (p. 21-30)

'This paper examines the role of literature in the English classroom in Australia and its part in shaping national identity. We contend that it is important to consider the possible roles of national literatures in contemporary school contexts, where students are becoming local and global citizens and argue that reading Australian literature as a part of the field of ‘world literature’ can support a pedagogical approach which enables dynamic reading practices. Drawing on a 2016 research project titled Teaching Australia, which sought to explore English teachers’ engagement with Australian texts, this paper examines current and future uses of Australian literature in both the globalised world and in the Australian secondary English classroom.' (Publication abstract)

Of Windows and Mirrors : Ambelin Kwaymullin's The Tribe Series, Transformative Fan Cultures and Aboriginal Eptistimologies Annika Herb , Brooke Collins-Gearing , Henk Huijser , 2017 single work criticism
— Appears in: Westerly , vol. 62 no. 1 2017; (p. 110-124)

Indigenous people lived through the end of the world, but we did not end, We survived by holding on to our cultures, our kin, and our sense of what was right in a world gone terribly wrong (Kwaymullina, 'Edges' 29)

'Young Adult Australian post-apocalyptic speculative fiction carries with it a number of expectations and tropes : that characters will exist in a dystopian, ruined landscape, that a lone teenager will rise up and rebel against institutionalised structures of repressive power; and that these youths will carry hope for the future in a destroyed world.' (Introduction)

Shamanism in the Future : Ambelin Kwaymullina's Interrogation of Ashala Wolf Susan Taylor Suchy , 2016 single work criticism
— Appears in: Science Fiction : A Review of Speculative Fiction , vol. 18 no. 2 2016; (p. 3-9)

'Mircea Eliade (1907-86) co-existed in two worlds, the one of fantasy stories, the other of research into spirituality. In terms of fantasy fiction, Peter Lowentrout recognises the modern day relevance and need for Eliade's creative work with the sacred. In regard to his religious work, Eliade is regarded as 'one of the twentieth century's outstanding religious scholars.' and his Shamanism : Archaic Techniques of Ecstasy was considered a classic of its time. For Eliade, documenting the journey of metaphysical discovery was where his two worlds met. The documenting of the spiritual journey in fiction is neither new or unique to Eliade. Henry James documents the spiritual journey of his character Lewis Lambert Strether in The Ambassadors and references  Honore de Balzac's Louis Lambert (1832-33) which concerns a mystical thinker who ''while trying to write a treatise on the spiritual nature of the will falls in love with one Mll. De Villenois and then, just before his marriage, into a cataleptic fit. When Louis Lambert awakens he has transcended both reality and sanity.' Additionally, as the above example demonstrates, following a spiritual journey of a character does not necessarily mean a story will be considered speculative fiction or fantasy, for traditionally neither James nor Balzac are  catergorised as this type of writer. However, recognising the placement of a character on such a journey within the context of a science fiction/ fantasy can offer insight to the significance of the story. Furthermore, understanding the role of the shaman, as Eliade's dual life reveals, may also offer insight in the interpretation of fiction such as Ambelin Kwaymullina's The Interrogation of Ashala Wolf.' (Introduction)

y separately published work icon Young Adult Dystopian Fiction in the Postnatural Age Belinda Moore , Kelvin Grove : Queensland University of Technology , 2016 10880106 2016 single work thesis

This creative works thesis comprises an exegesis and a novel. Both explore the ways that a postnatural perspective can shape the reading and writing of young adult dystopian fiction. Approaching literature from a postnatural perspective can highlight a connection between shifts in a novel's key terms and the development of the protagonist towards understanding their world as an interconnected ecosystem. Through its grounding in ecocriticism and children's literature criticism, this research investigates the contributions a postnatural perspective offers young adult dystopian fiction generally, and specifically, in the development of the novel When the Cloud Hit the Kellys.

Review : The Interrogation of Ashala Wolf Deirdre Baker , 2014 single work review
— Appears in: The Horn Book Magazine , March-April vol. 90 no. 2 2014; (p. 123-124)

— Review of The Interrogation of Ashala Wolf Ambelin Kwaymullina , 2012 single work novel
Novel Realises a Dream for Author 2012 single work review
— Appears in: Koori Mail , 11 July no. 530 2012; (p. 58)

— Review of The Interrogation of Ashala Wolf Ambelin Kwaymullina , 2012 single work novel
'West Australian author Ambelin Kwaymullina is on a roll- she has just released her first novel, and has another three in the pipeline.' (Koori Mail 2012:58)
[Review] The Interrogation of Ashala Wolf Jane Crew , 2012 single work review
— Appears in: Magpies : Talking about Books for Children , July vol. 27 no. 3 2012; (p. 42)

— Review of The Interrogation of Ashala Wolf Ambelin Kwaymullina , 2012 single work novel
[Review] The Interrogation of Ashala Wolf Katharine England , 2012 single work review
— Appears in: The Advertiser , 25 August 2012; (p. 23)

— Review of The Interrogation of Ashala Wolf Ambelin Kwaymullina , 2012 single work novel
[Review] The Interrogation of Ashala Wolf Bec Kavanagh , 2012 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Book Review , September no. 344 2012; (p. 75)

— Review of The Interrogation of Ashala Wolf Ambelin Kwaymullina , 2012 single work novel
For Kids and Teens Simone Zenoni , 2012 single work review
— Appears in: The Courier-Mail , 15 - 16 September 2012; (p. 22)

— Review of The Interrogation of Ashala Wolf Ambelin Kwaymullina , 2012 single work novel
Best in Print 2012 single work column
— Appears in: The Advertiser , 15 December 2012; (p. 30)
y separately published work icon Young Adult Dystopian Fiction in the Postnatural Age Belinda Moore , Kelvin Grove : Queensland University of Technology , 2016 10880106 2016 single work thesis

This creative works thesis comprises an exegesis and a novel. Both explore the ways that a postnatural perspective can shape the reading and writing of young adult dystopian fiction. Approaching literature from a postnatural perspective can highlight a connection between shifts in a novel's key terms and the development of the protagonist towards understanding their world as an interconnected ecosystem. Through its grounding in ecocriticism and children's literature criticism, this research investigates the contributions a postnatural perspective offers young adult dystopian fiction generally, and specifically, in the development of the novel When the Cloud Hit the Kellys.

Of Windows and Mirrors : Ambelin Kwaymullin's The Tribe Series, Transformative Fan Cultures and Aboriginal Eptistimologies Annika Herb , Brooke Collins-Gearing , Henk Huijser , 2017 single work criticism
— Appears in: Westerly , vol. 62 no. 1 2017; (p. 110-124)

Indigenous people lived through the end of the world, but we did not end, We survived by holding on to our cultures, our kin, and our sense of what was right in a world gone terribly wrong (Kwaymullina, 'Edges' 29)

'Young Adult Australian post-apocalyptic speculative fiction carries with it a number of expectations and tropes : that characters will exist in a dystopian, ruined landscape, that a lone teenager will rise up and rebel against institutionalised structures of repressive power; and that these youths will carry hope for the future in a destroyed world.' (Introduction)

Shamanism in the Future : Ambelin Kwaymullina's Interrogation of Ashala Wolf Susan Taylor Suchy , 2016 single work criticism
— Appears in: Science Fiction : A Review of Speculative Fiction , vol. 18 no. 2 2016; (p. 3-9)

'Mircea Eliade (1907-86) co-existed in two worlds, the one of fantasy stories, the other of research into spirituality. In terms of fantasy fiction, Peter Lowentrout recognises the modern day relevance and need for Eliade's creative work with the sacred. In regard to his religious work, Eliade is regarded as 'one of the twentieth century's outstanding religious scholars.' and his Shamanism : Archaic Techniques of Ecstasy was considered a classic of its time. For Eliade, documenting the journey of metaphysical discovery was where his two worlds met. The documenting of the spiritual journey in fiction is neither new or unique to Eliade. Henry James documents the spiritual journey of his character Lewis Lambert Strether in The Ambassadors and references  Honore de Balzac's Louis Lambert (1832-33) which concerns a mystical thinker who ''while trying to write a treatise on the spiritual nature of the will falls in love with one Mll. De Villenois and then, just before his marriage, into a cataleptic fit. When Louis Lambert awakens he has transcended both reality and sanity.' Additionally, as the above example demonstrates, following a spiritual journey of a character does not necessarily mean a story will be considered speculative fiction or fantasy, for traditionally neither James nor Balzac are  catergorised as this type of writer. However, recognising the placement of a character on such a journey within the context of a science fiction/ fantasy can offer insight to the significance of the story. Furthermore, understanding the role of the shaman, as Eliade's dual life reveals, may also offer insight in the interpretation of fiction such as Ambelin Kwaymullina's The Interrogation of Ashala Wolf.' (Introduction)

Worldly Reading : Teaching Australian Literature in the Twenty-first Century Larissa McLean-Davies , Susan K. Martin , Lucy Buzacott , 2017 single work criticism
— Appears in: English in Australia , vol. 52 no. 3 2017; (p. 21-30)

'This paper examines the role of literature in the English classroom in Australia and its part in shaping national identity. We contend that it is important to consider the possible roles of national literatures in contemporary school contexts, where students are becoming local and global citizens and argue that reading Australian literature as a part of the field of ‘world literature’ can support a pedagogical approach which enables dynamic reading practices. Drawing on a 2016 research project titled Teaching Australia, which sought to explore English teachers’ engagement with Australian texts, this paper examines current and future uses of Australian literature in both the globalised world and in the Australian secondary English classroom.' (Publication abstract)

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