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Yijarni: True Stories from Gurindji Country – a sad, marvellous historical canon

Yijarni: True Stories from Gurindji Country – a sad, marvellous historical canon

The Wave Hill Walk Off is commemorated widely but what happened to Gurindji people on their own country before the Walk Off is less well known. A new publication, told bilingually in Gurindji and English, shares what Gurindji people want the world to know about what happened. Greg Dickson reviews Yijarni: True Stories from Gurindji Country.

Review: 'Comma Sutra'

Review: 'Comma Sutra'

Been missing the cunning, linguistic comedy in your life? Elisabeth Griffiths reviews a local offering that will hit the spot.

Indigenous languages in the theatre

Indigenous languages in the theatre

Student guest blogger Mercedes Roetman writes… In the last few years I have been to see a number of plays where the main language has been an Indigenous Language. The first play I would like to talk about is a play called Ngapartji Ngapartji – meaning ‘I give you something, you give me something’. The play was held […]

Othello, hip hop style

Othello, hip hop style

Temporary London correspondent Lauren Gawne writes… I had the good fortune of having my visit to London coincide with the Globe to Globe festival, which Aidan mentioned a couple of weeks ago. It was part of the Shakespeare Festival, itself a part of the bigger London 2012 Festival, which is all tied in with the […]

Randling: Not just a game for nerds

Randling: Not just a game for nerds

ABC tells us the game show just got funner-er. But will anyone apart from word nerds watch 'Randling', a game simply about words? Review by Aidan Wilson.

Fry's Planet Word: A blind review

Fry's Planet Word: A blind review

Stephen Fry's newest documentary series has agitated some linguists and attracted harsh reviews, but does that mean we shouldn't still watch and enjoy it? Aidan Wilson doesn't think so.