Listening to CountryAuthor: Ros Moriarty
Imprint: Allen & Unwin
Featured in the August, 2010 magazine
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Ros Moriarty is a white woman married to an Aboriginal man. Over the course of many visits to her husband's family, she was fascinated to discover that the older tribal women had a deep sense of happiness and purpose that transcended the abject material poverty, illness and increasing violence of their community - a happiness that she feels is related to an essential 'warmth of heart' that these women say has gone missing in today's world.
In May 2006, she had the chance to spend time in the Tanami Desert in northern central Australia with 200 Aboriginal women, performing women's Law ceremonies. Listening to Country
AwardsAward: Shortlisted, Age Book of the Year Year: 2010 Prize: Non-Fiction
Category:Non Fiction Memoir