Arelhekenhe Angkentye / Women’s Talk: Poems of Lyapirtneme from Arrernte Women in Central Australia
21cm x 14.5cm. 192 pages. Illustrated french fold wrappers.
“There is healing in this poetry. These are our words. From our country. Our lands. Our spirits. For all the troubles we face every day, we are a passionate people. When we hear these poems, we know, we are lovers of life. This anthology of poems was written by twenty-one Arrernte women from the heart of the continent in Mparntwe Alice Springs around the theme of the NT Writers Festival 2019, Lyapirtneme. “Lyapirtneme is an Arrernte word that means growing back, returning. It’s like if a bushfire went through the land, and all the trees burnt down, and the roots underground are still alive. When the rain comes you see little shoots growing out of the bottom of the tree, growing back again.” (Therese Perrurle Ryder, Arrernte Elder)” (publisher’s blurb)
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