BOOK LAUNCH MAY 2022:
Uncle Wes Marne, Bigambul Elder, to launch book for his
100th birthday in Western Sydney
Second edition of ‘Arelhekenhe Angkentye; Women’s Talk’ out now!
“I love this book. It holds so much value. Each poem is a gift and it has been put together with so much care.”
– Ellen van Neerven, Mununjali poet
‘Lyapirtneme is an Arrernte word that means growing back, returning. It’s like if a bushfire went through the land, and all the trees burnt down, and the roots underground are still alive. When the rain comes you see little shoots growing out of the bottom of the tree, growing back again.’
— Therese Perrurle Ryder, Arrernte Elder
In this anthology twenty-two Arrernte women share poetry from the heart of the continent around the theme Lyapirtneme.
This publication is a partnership between Akeyulerre Healing Centre, NT Writers Centre and Running Water Community Press.
Running Water Community Press is a community controlled publisher run by our authors and other local writers affiliated with Mparntwe/Alice Springs. We pay our respects to the First Peoples of Arrernte Country where we live and work.
For First People’s visiting this website, we warn you that it contains images and voices of deceased persons.