Cover to Cover - Episode 19
Guest: Pat Lowe
Book Review - Two Sisters (Magabala Books)
Ngarta Jinny Bent and Jukuna Mona Chuguna grew up with family members in the Great Sandy Desert region of North-west Western Australia. Their fascinating stories, Ngarta’s ‘A Desert Tragedy’, told to Pat Lowe, and Jukuna’s ‘my life in the desert’, written by her in their original language, Walmajarri, and translated by Eirlys Richards, record a way of life now past. The book also includes beautiful reproductions of the women’s paintings of their desert homelands, photos, and Lowe’s description of the Walmajarri diaspora, as well as notes by Lowe and Richards about how they worked with the sisters. This is a book to treasure.
Cover to Cover Interview
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Each month on Cover to Cover, we ask our guest author to recommend another great book by a West Australian author. Pat's recommendation was Once in Broome by Sally Bin Demin.