New play addresses indigenous language issues
Jaky.Troy at CANBERRA.EDU.AU
Tue Oct 26 00:22:21 UTC 2010
Sounds like a great play and just wish it was showing in eastern Australia too. Congratulations to you and your daughter Jeanie! Cheers, Jaky Troy
From: Peter Austin [mailto:pa2 at soas.ac.uk]
Sent: Monday, 25 October 2010 7:31 PM
To: Jeanie Bell
Cc: RNLD Admin; r-n-l-d at unimelb.edu.au
Subject: Re: New play addresses indigenous language issues
Congratulations to your daughter Jeanie!
Let's hope it reaches a wide audience and gets appreciation.
On 25 October 2010 07:40, Jeanie Bell <jeanie.bell at batchelor.edu.au> wrote:
> Hi Everyone
> Just a bit of extra information this play Mother's Tongue was written by my daughter Kamarra Bell Wykes. I will be looking forward to some reveiws of the show for those who manage to see it.
> Jeanie Bell
> From: RNLD Admin [mailto:contact.rnld at gmail.com]
> Sent: Mon 10/25/2010 8:37 AM
> To: r-n-l-d at unimelb.edu.au
> Subject: New play addresses indigenous language issues
> Dear RNLDers,
> A new play by the Yirra Yakin Aboriginal Corporation opens in Perth next week. Mother's Tongue <http://www.yirrayaakin.com.au/-MOTHER-S-TONGUE-.html> is a contemporary Indigenous story about David and Ngala, a brother and sister trying to find their way in life after the death of their grandmother, the keeper of secrets and last custodian of the knowledge of a whole language group. After her death, David is the only person left alive that can speak his mother's tongue.
> Mother's Tongue will play from 29 October - 20 November 2010 at YY Theatre Space, 65 Murray Street, Perth.
> kind regards,
> Resource Network for Linguistic Diversity
> www.rnld.org <http://www.rnld.org/>
> Margaret Florey
> Nick Thieberger
> Email: contact.rnld at gmail.com
> Ph: +61 (0)4 3186-3727 (mob.)
> skype: margaret_florey
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