Njunjul The Sun

Njunjul The Sun By Meme McDonald Boori Monty Pryor, A 16 year old Aboriginal boy leaves his family and home for the big city, and as he struggles to make sense of his experience he realises that he must have the knowledge of his own people and culture in order to know who he is, and to find his direction.. Njunjul The Sun A year old Aboriginal boy leaves his family and home for the big city and as he struggles to make sense of his experience he realises that he must have the knowledge of his own people and culture

  • Title: Njunjul The Sun
  • Author: Meme McDonald Boori Monty Pryor
  • ISBN: 9781865086415
  • Page: 218
  • Format: Paperback
  • 1 thought on “Njunjul The Sun”

    1. There are different reason why I admire a book, or even love it For some its because of the sheer power of the writing, others the beauty of the story, and yet some, like this one, just plain speaks to me When you ve been through something, or are experiencing it, and you find it expressed elsewhere, there is that instant attraction or attachment to the story There is a lot of quotable wisdom in this little book And though its about the Australian Aboriginal community, and the struggle of one bo [...]

    2. I m sorry to the authors of thing book but I just did not enjoy it, however partly because it was reading for school and I have to do an assignment on this book, I was not a fan of the writing style and the aboriginal English, I found myself having to flip to the back to get the translations So overall, not the greatest book.

    3. This was beautiful in its simplicity, it s symbolism it felt so authentic I felt such empathy for the 16 year old aboriginal boy I m not quite sure what his whitefulla name was, but I m thinking it was purposefully never mentioned I may be wrong on this point I felt everything he felt I felt his sense of confusion, of being misplaced, of not knowing where he belonged Then when he found the home within I couldn t be happier for him I cried tears of joy for him Call that a spoiler, but it was too [...]

    4. This is Meme McDonald s and Boori Pryor s third sequel to My Girragundji and Binna Binna Man In My Girragundji a young Aboriginal boy from east of Cairns Gunggandji nation faces growing up in a dysfunctional community marred by violence, alcohol and bullying all taking the form of the Hairyman haunting his house at night The account is narrated in first person, with a deadly humor and no trace of bitterness despite the hard reality faced It is written in Aboriginal slang and illustrated with lot [...]

    5. Great story about a young boy and his struggles with wanting to be a modern guy in Sydney and learning about his aboriginal customs.

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