By RICHARD TRUDGEN
Why Warriors Lie down and die is essential reading for anyone interested in indigenous peoples. It provides hope and new direction for those searching for the answers as to why "the problems" seems to persist in Aboriginal communities. It also offers insights for those who want a greater understanding of the issues involved in achieving true reconciliation.
In Arnhem Land, as in Indigenous communities across Australia, the situation is dire; health is poor, unemployment is rife and life is short.
Why Warriors lie down provides a fresh analysis of this crisis and offers examples of how the people can once again take control of their own lives.
Finding the real cause of this crisis requires the reader to look at it from the other side of the cultural / language divide - the side where the Yolngu people live. The Book Why Warriors Lie Down and Die takes us to that side.
This fascinating book is about walking together, about understanding, about reconciliation.
Why Warriors makes gripping reading ... with increased understanding comes direction and hope for the future ... It deserves to be widely read
"Many books have been written about the Yolngu people of Arnhem Land (NT Australia). This one is very different. It speaks about the real situation that we face every day, a reality that is hard for people of another culture to imagine."
Dr. Djiniyini Gondarra
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