One Title One Townsville

The annual One Title One Townsville event provides our vibrant community with the opportunity to come together, meet listen and participate in a book club style Q&A with an author.

This year we are excited to announce the One Title One Townsville book is…

Sand Talk - Tyson Yunkaporta
Tyson Yunkaporta 

Tyson Yunkaporta belongs to the Apalech Clan from Western Cape York and is a senior lecturer in Indigenous Knowledges at Deakin University. He has worked with Aboriginal languages and in Indigenous education, and researched oral histories of natural disasters, language, health and cognition. Yunkaporta is also a poet and exhibited artist who practises traditional wood carving.

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Sand Talk by Tyson Yunkaporta 

Sand Talk was published by The Text Publishing Company in 2019.

We want the world to be simple, but we talk about it in complicated ways. Indigenous thinking knows the world is complex—that to simplify it is, in fact, to destroy it—and finds deep ways to communicate this knowledge: pictures, carvings, stories. In Sand Talk Tyson Yunkaporta shows how patterns, symbols and shapes can make sense of the world. He yarns with the keepers of different knowledges, looking for ways to connect the elements of a coherent world view. He uses sand talk, honouring the Aboriginal custom of drawing images on the ground to bring clarity to complexity. He asks: what happens if we bring an Indigenous perspective to the big picture? He challenges us to think differently—and save the world.

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