The Kadaitcha Sung, By Sam Watson ANZ The Kadaitcha Sung Is A Confronting Book, And If I Hadn T Declared My Intention To Read It When I Announced TheIndigenous Literature Week, I Wouldn T Be Drawing Attention To It By Reviewing It At This Time My Purpose In Hosting Indigenous Literature Week Every Year Sincehas Been To Celebrate Indigenous Writing With The Aim Of Promoting Reconciliation, But This Book Does Nothing ToThe Kadaitcha Sung Watson, Sam Livres NotRetrouvez The Kadaitcha Sung Et Des Millions De Livres En Stock SurAchetez Neuf Ou D Occasion The Kadaitcha Sung AustLit Discover Australian The Kadaitcha Sung Tells The Story Of Tommy Gubba, Son Of Koobara, Son Of The Chief Of The Kadaitcha Clan, And Fleur, A White Woman, Of Northern European Descent Tommy Was Born Secretly After His Uncle Booka Roth Killed His Father To Become The Last Of The Kadaitcha Clan The Kadaitcha Clan Is In The Novel An Ancient Clan Of Sorcererscalled By Biamee To Stand Among The Tribes Of The South Land Ie The Kadaitcha Sung By Sam Watson Goodreads Essentially A Tragic Comedy, A Parody Of A Dire Australia, Evendire Today Than When The Book Was Written It S A Spaghetti Western, Kung Fu Chop Suey Of Pre Post Christian Australia And Its Superstition Borrowing Heavily On Indigenous And Urban Myths The Chop Suey The Kadaitcha Sung A Seductive Tale Of Sorcery, The Kadaitcha Sung Is A Book That Shocks And Confronts But The Message Is That The Treatment Of Australia S First Nations People By The British Invaders Was Brutal And Shocking It Uses The Genre Of Magical Realism And Describes Violent Incidents To Communicate The Rape Of The People And The Land The Kadaitcha Sung Sam WatsonThe Kadaitcha Sung Paperback February ,by Sam Watson Author ChapterThe Kadaitcha Sung Towards Native As A Pre Master Of The Ghost Dreaming Novel, The Kadaitcha Sung Was An Aboriginal Literary Novum, As There Was Nothing To Prepare The Reader For Such A Hybridity Of Genres Used To Speak Bluntly About Colonisation Even When Mudrooroo S Master Appeared A Year Later, In , The Magical Realist Work Was An Easy Read Compared To Watson S The Kadaitcha Sung This Contributed To One Of The Novel S Span Murdoch School Of Arts The Kadaitcha Sung, Focusing As It Does Upon Violence And Cultural Struggles, Is Clearly An Intentional Intervention Into Current Debates Centred Around Versions Of Australian History Watson Himself Claims That His Novel Was Written To Entertain Initially, And To Inform Sam Watson Activist Wikipedia The Kadaitcha Sung, Penguin Books,ISBN , Assisted By The Literature Board Of The Australia Council Oodgeroo Bloodline To Country, , ISBNFurther Reading Bryson, JohnDiscussion Notes On Sam Watson S The Kadaitcha Sung Melbourne Victoria Council Of Adult Education OCLCKurdaitcha Wikipedia Kurdaitcha Or Kurdaitcha Man, And Also Spelled Kurdaitcha, Gadaidja, Cadiche, Kadaitcha, Or Karadji Is A Type Of Shaman Amongst The Arrernte People, An Aboriginal Group In Central Australia The Kurdaitcha May Be Brought In To Punish A Guilty Party By Death The Word May Also Relate To The Ritual In Which The Death Is Willed By The Kurdaitcha Man, Known Also As Bone Pointing The Word May Also Be Used By My thoughts about this book are scheduled for July 14th at anzlitlovers.com I struggled to progress with this work in the early chapters. The violence, the rape, the racial slurs. The language was a weird balance of graphic brutality and gentle thoughts and emotion.
But I wanted to read Uncle Sam's book, and I reminded myself that Brisbane was pretty much Deadwood back in the day.
I didn't love it. Too much alcohol, sex and promiscuity. One day too long. One day too short.
Some of it just didn't add up. It's too long overall, and some of it is far too rushed. I took issue with some of the plot, and some of the writing.
But the characters are brilliant and well made. The world and the scene is built incredibly well. I know what Tommy looks like, what Jelda, and Boonger, and Booka Roth look like. I know how they stand and how they would would behave with eachother.
I found myself wondering who it was written for. Was it written for me? Is it for black people, white people, people who don't know where they come from?
This book has its place. While I didn't love it, I'm glad it was written, and glad that I read it. cw for rape, necrophilia, wild misogyny, homophobia. on one level, this book is conceptually interesting: part hardhitting exploration of the violence of settler colonialism in Australia (and reminder of a history that even during the book white Australians are attempting to forget), part Indigenous revenge fantasy (vaguely à la Rhymes for Young Ghouls), part attempt to reconcile the violence of conquest within the framework of Aboriginal cosmology/religion.
that said, even apart from the rape, it's clear from every single (male) character's attitudes that women in Sam Watson's world are only good for sex, giving men money, and bearing men's children, and the toolittletoolate Stephen (and Boonger) bit notwithstanding, it's clear from the way the novel opens by using a gay rape scene to establish just how evil the villains are (a recurring feature throughout the book) that gay people's lot isn't that much better. This is a gritty book which is hard to read and confronting due to the subject matter. The fact that it is so well written carries the story though. As an Australian it is always devastating to read of the tragedy of what we have done to our indigenous peopleall the more reason why all Australians should read this book. This book disappointed me. Good story, but at times I got so bored with seemingly irrelevant longwinded detail that by the time the end of the book was reached it seemed a huge anticlimax. I was also disturbed at the brutal treatment of women.
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- 312 pages
- The Kadaitcha Sung
- Sam Watson
- 12 July 2017 Sam Watson