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Yield, The: Miles Franklin Winner 2020


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  • Yield, The: Miles Franklin Winner 2020 
    Title: Yield, The: Miles Franklin Winner 2020
    Author: WINCH TARA JUNE
    Format: PAPERBACK
    Publication date: 02/07/2019
    Imprint: HAMISH HAMILTON
    Price: $33.00
    Publishing status: Active

    The yield in English is the reaping, the things that man can take from the land. In the language of the Wiradjuri yield is the things you give to, the movement, the space between things- baayanha.

    Knowing that he will soon die, Albert 'Poppy' Gondiwindi takes pen to paper. His life has been spent on the banks of the Murrumby River at Prosperous House, on Massacre Plains. Albert is determined to pass on the language of his people and everything that was ever remembered. He finds the words on the wind.

    August Gondiwindi has been living on the other side of the world for ten years when she learns of her grandfather's death. She returns home for his burial, wracked with grief and burdened with all she tried to leave behind. Her homecoming is bittersweet as she confronts the love of her kin and news that Prosperous is to be repossessed by a mining company. Determined to make amends she endeavours to save their land - a quest that leads her to the voice of her grandfather and into the past, the stories of her people, the secrets of the river.

    Profoundly moving and exquisitely written, Tara June Winch's The Yield is the story of a people and a culture dispossessed. But it is as much a celebration of what was and what endures, and a powerful reclaiming of Indigenous language, storytelling and identity.

    Series: Miles Franklin Shortlist 2020
    ISBN: 9780143785750
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