Texta Book Club | 'That Deadman Dance' By Kim Scott

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Texta is no ordinary book club; it's for people who love art. We use fiction (mostly) to unpack the subjects, themes and emotions of art. Conversation is never colourless, and is facilitated by our brains trust from QUT Creative Writing and Literary Studies

To coincide with the exhibition 'Frontier Imaginaries: The life of lines' and Reconciliation at QUT, our third book for the year is Miles Franklin Award winner, 'That deadman dance' by Kim Scott.

Bobby Wabalanginy never learned fear, not until he was pretty well a grown man. Sure, he grew up doing the Dead Man Dance, but with him it was a dance of life, a lively dance for people to do together ... Told through the eyes of black and white, young and old, this is a story about a fledgling Western Australian community in the early 1800s known as the 'friendly frontier'.

Poetic, warm-hearted and bold, it is a story, which shows that first contact did not have to lead to war.

Join us for a brief tour of the exhibition followed by a glass of wine and generous amounts of healthy conversation about 'The deadman dance'.

Books can be purchased from the Gardens Point QUT Bookshop or from QUT Art Museum
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By: QUT Art Museum