Book Chapter

The Wirlomin Books: Rooted in Language and Place

Lilly Brown

Kim Scott: Readers, Language, Interpretation | University of Western Australia Press | Published : 2019

Abstract

Over the last few years Kim Scott’s literary success has been paralleled by an urgency to promote the potentiality of regional Australian languages emergent from place in the ongoing process of regeneration and healing. In doing so he refers to the later possibility that beyond this Australia, as a ‘shimmering nation state’, may be anchored to its continent by Indigenous regional roots (Scott and Brewster, 2012). At the centre of this potential process for Scott is a narrative of reconnection, and the need for recognition of continuity, through the revival and regeneration of his ancestral Noongar language. This chapter focuses on the Wirlomin books as literary texts that have emerged from ..

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University of Melbourne Researchers