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Tuesday Bookclub: ‘Taboo’ by Kim Scott

A tale of Indigenous culture and their revival of community and language, two-time Miles Franklin award Winner Kim Scott’s 2017 novel ‘Taboo’ produces a haunting and immediate story filled with complicated relationships.

The Noongar people return to the sight of a past massacre, where their ancestors were killed by white settlers. The land is considered taboo, but the opening of a peace park brings them back to the town in a bid to make peace with the land. Tilly, fostered by a white family once her father, Jim, went to gaol, is a beacon of hope for the group and the future.

Andrew Pople from 2ser’s Final Draft chatted to Nic about the thrilling and troubling tail of oppression and revival in Australia.

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