Warlpiri Dreamings and Histories
Newly Recorded Stories from the Aboriginal Elders of Central Australia
Imprint: Yale University Press
Series: Sacred Literature Trust Series
This collection of fifteen stories from Warlipiri elders reflects the importance of the Dreaming in all of its manifestations. Recorded and translated here for the first time are stories rich with insight into Aboriginal spirituality and life - on subjects as diverse as adolescence, love, hatred, sexuality, marriage, family, war, peace, physical and psychological survival, and aging. Told with wisdom and elegance, and illustrated with Warlipiri maps, these narratives evoke the integral relationship between the Australian landscape and Aboriginal spirituality.