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Ambelin Kwaymullina on Love, Trauma and Aboriginal Women’s Stories


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Ambelin Kwaymullina believes Aboriginal women are the inheritors of two sets of stories. The first set are stories of Country and family; of warmth and love and belonging, and of an enduring connection to living homelands. The second set of stories are the toxic tales of colonialism and the multi-generational trauma left in its wake.

Palyku writer, illustrator and law researcher Ambelin Kwaymullina has explored some of these themes in her latest novel, Catching Teller Crow (co-authored with Ezekiel Kwaymullina). In this presentation and discussion at the Wheeler Centre, she’ll reflect on the complexities of being an Aboriginal woman storyteller today – and of navigating both sets of stories in her life and work.

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Ambelin Kwaymullina

Ambelin Kwaymullina is an Aboriginal writer, illustrator and law academic who comes from the Palyku people of the Pilbara region of Western Australia. She is author/illustrator of numerous picture books and four science fiction novels for young adults. Her latest novel, Catching Teller Crow, was co... Read more


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