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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

wamut October 19, 2016 1 Comment

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’

Elisabeth Griffiths November 20, 2015

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

Fully (sic) May 23, 2012 3 Comments

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

Lauren Gawne May 10, 2012

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

Aidan Wilson April 25, 2012 1 Comment

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

Aidan Wilson March 11, 2012 7 Comments

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.