In his remarkable book Sand Talk: How Indigenous Thinking Can Save the World, Tyson Yunkaporta argues we must transform our thinking to change the earth’s current dangerous trajectory. An accessible introduction to complex Aboriginal philosophies and the profound wisdom of the world of the Dreaming, Sand Talk’s yarns both delight and intrigue, a radical revelatory book that allows us to reimagine our future.
Bruce Pascoe will be unable to attend this year’s Perth and Adelaide Festivals due to the recent fires which have caused significant damage to his property and surrounding area in East Gippsland. Bruce has made the difficult decision to scale back his various commitments so he can focus on addressing the damage on his property and assist in the recovery efforts in his local community. Replacement speakers and sessions will be announced soon. Read the news
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Tyson Yunkaporta is an academic, an arts critic, and a researcher who belongs to the Apalech Clan in Far North Queensland. He carves traditional tools and weapons and also works as a senior lecturer in Indigenous Knowledges at Deakin University in Melbourne. Sand Talk: How Indigenous Thinking Can Save the World is his first book.
Tom Griffiths AO is an historian whose books and essays have won prizes in literature, history, science, politics and journalism. His books include Hunters and Collectors, Forests of Ash, Slicing the Silence, Living with Fire and The Art of Time Travel. He is Emeritus Professor of History at the Australian National University and has a Bundanon Writing Residency in 2020.