Johnson, K, Paris Savages, Ventura Press (2019) [Published Creative Work]
Official URL: https://www.simonandschuster.com.au/books/Paris-Sa...
Fraser Island, 1882. The population of the Badtjala people is in sharp decline following a run of brutal massacres. When German scientist Louis Müller offers to sail three Badtjala people – Bonny, Jurano and Dorondera – to Europe to perform to huge crowds, the proud and headstrong Bonny agrees, hoping to bring his people’s plight to the Queen of England.
Accompanied by Müllers bright, grieving daughter, Hilda, the group begin their journey to belle-époque Europe to perform in Hamburg, Berlin, Paris and eventually London. While crowds in Europe are enthusiastic to see the unique dances, singing, fights and pole climbing from the oldest culture in the world, the attention is relentless and the fascination of scientists intrusive. When disaster strikes, Bonny must find a way to return home.
A story of love, bravery, culture and the fight against injustice, Paris Savages brings a little-known part of history to blazing life, from award-winning novelist Katherine Johnson.
|Item Type:||Published Creative Work|
|Keywords:||human zoos, colonialism, racism, construction of stereotypes|
|Research Division:||Creative Arts and Writing|
|Research Group:||Creative and professional writing|
|Research Field:||Creative writing (incl. scriptwriting)|
|Objective Division:||Expanding Knowledge|
|Objective Group:||Expanding knowledge|
|Objective Field:||Expanding knowledge in history, heritage and archaeology|
|UTAS Author:||Johnson, K (Dr Katherine Johnson)|
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