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Paris Savages

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Johnson, K, Paris Savages, Ventura Press (2019) [Published Creative Work]

Official URL: https://www.simonandschuster.com.au/books/Paris-Sa...

Abstract

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 Details

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)
ID Code:143320
Year Published:2019
Deposited By:English
Deposited On:2021-03-11
Last Modified:2021-09-16
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