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Listening to Country: A Journey to the Heart of What It Means to Belong

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From a trip made by the author to the Australian desert to spend time learning the secrets and hearing the stories of her husband's family's matriarchs, comes a warm, intimate account providing rare insight into the spiritual and emotional world of Aboriginal women

Ros Moriarty is a white woman married to an Aboriginal man. Over the course of many visits to her husband's family, she was fascinated to discover that the older tribal women of his family had a deep sense of happiness and purpose that transcended the abject material poverty, illness, and increasing violence of their community—a happiness that she feels is related to an essential "warmth of heart" that these women say has gone missing in today's world. In May 2006, she had the chance to spend time in the Tanami Desert in north central Australia with 200 Aboriginal women, performing women's Law ceremonies. Here is the story of that trip and her friendship with these women, as she tells their stories and passes on their wisdom and understanding. Offering a privileged window into the spiritual and emotional world of Aboriginal women, this book is a moving story of common human experience, the getting and passing on of wisdom, and the deep friendship and bonds between women. It carries a moving and profound sense of optimism in the fundamental humanity we all share.

About the Author

Ros Moriarty is a former journalist with Radio Australia in indigenous affairs, women's issues, and the environment. She is currently designer and managing director of Balarinji Studio, Australia's leading indigenous art and design group. Visit her online at Twitter and Facebook.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781741753806
Subtitle:
A Journey to the Heart of What It Means to Belong
Author:
Moriarty, Ros
Publisher:
Allen and Unwin
Subject:
Women's Studies
Subject:
Biography - General
Subject:
People of Color
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Publication Date:
20110501
Binding:
Electronic book text in proprietary or open standard format
Language:
English
Pages:
264
Dimensions:
8 x 5 in 0.57 lb

Related Subjects

Biography » General
History and Social Science » Gender Studies » Womens Studies
History and Social Science » Sociology » General
History and Social Science » World History » Australia and New Zealand

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