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Kayang & Me

Written by Kim Scott and Hazel Brown


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Award-winning novelist Kim Scott and his elder, Hazel Brown, have created a monumental family history of the Wilomin Noongar people. Kayang & Me is a powerful story of community and belonging, revealing the deep and enduring connections between family, country, culture and history that lie at the heart of Indigenous identity.

‘… in recording Brown’s vivid oral histories and marrying them on the page with his own musings and research, he has fashioned a new kind of message stick.’ Weekend Australian

‘This book is brilliant. Read it because it is imaginatively conceived and beautifully crafted. And read it because it matters.’ Sydney Morning Herald

‘… Hazel Brown and Kim Scott have managed to reclaim the voice of country from the voice of colonisation, and in doing so, light a gentle yet powerful path back to self-identity for those lost along the way.’ Koori Mail

‘… an exciting, vigorous and poignant history of an ancient people.’ The West Australian

ISBN 9781922089229 (Paperback)
Formats B Format (198 x 130mm) (Paperback)
Categories Books for History Teachers
Indigenous Writing
Autobiography, Biography & Memoir
Pages 272
Publication Year Originally published 2005, this edition 2013
Edition 2nd
Publisher Fremantle Press
  • Hazel brown

    Hazel Brown

    Hazel Brown is the senior elder of a large, extended family. She has worked as a rural labourer, was a member for WA’s first metropolitan Commission of Elders, and is a registered native title claimant. Read more

  • Kim scott

    Kim Scott

    Kim Scott is a descendant of people living along the south coast of Western Australia prior to colonisation, and is proud to be one among those who call themselves Noongar.  He began writing for publication when he became a teacher of English. He is currently based at Curtin University in Western Australia as Professor of Writing, in the School of Media, Culture and Creative Arts. Read more