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    DescriptionThis big land, Australia. It's big enough for everyone!' calls Annie Karrakayn across the pre-dawn campfire to the other Law women stirring from the perfect quiet of a still, desert night. 'Strong Dreamin' ' she whispers. So begins the intimate diary of Ros Moriarty, a white woman married to an Aboriginal man, as she takes an emotional journey across country and culture to the Northern Territory's Tanami Desert with Annie and the other matriarchs of her husband's Aboriginal family to perform ceremony. Full of warmth and honesty, Listening to Country opens a rare and vivid window to the voices, humour and strength of these remarkable Law women of the remote Gulf of Carpentaria. It reveals the human relationships and philosophical insights which enable them to transcend the heartbreaking material poverty, illness and increasing violence of their community, to live life with astonishing happiness and purpose.


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    Title
    Listening to Country
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Ros Moriarty
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 240
    Width: 131 mm
    Height: 198 mm
    Thickness: 20 mm
    Weight: 255 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781742378152
    ISBN 10: 1742378153
    Classifications

    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 21600
    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T8.4
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1MBF
    BIC E4L: SOC
    BIC subject category V2: JFSJ1, BM, JFSL9
    LC classification: CT
    B&T General Subject: 170
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    Ingram Subject Code: BA
    Libri: I-BA
    DC22: B
    Abridged Dewey: 920
    BISAC V2.8: BIO022000
    BISAC Merchandising Theme: TP090
    Ingram Theme: SEXL/FEMINE
    B&T Approval Code: A23306400
    BISAC V2.8: BIO002000
    B&T Approval Code: A31680000
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 74
    BISAC V2.8: SOC026020
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 11
    BISAC V2.8: BIO026000, SOC028000
    BIC subject category V2: 1MBF
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 49
    BISAC V2.8: SOC008000
    DC23: 994.0049915
    Thema V1.0: DNC, JBSF1, JBSL11
    Edition statement
    New ed.
    Illustrations note
    col. Illustrations
    Publisher
    Allen & Unwin
    Imprint name
    Allen & Unwin
    Publication date
    01 May 2012
    Publication City/Country
    St Leonards
    Author Information
    Ros Moriarty, formerly a journalist with Radio Australia in Indigenous affairs, women's issues and the environment, has now spent most of her professional life as managing director of Australia's leading Indigenous design studio, Balarinji, a business she established with her husband, John Moriarty, in 1983. Listening to Country is her much-acclaimed first book.
    Review quote
    "It is perhaps the most lyrical and evocative book I have read in years. . . [she] has created a beautiful rendering of the wonder that results when one human being connects with another." --Mary Dalmau in "ShelfAwareness"