The Institute for Aboriginal Development, (IAD), celebrated all things books over the last weekend as part of Love Your Bookshop Day with a number of authors gathering to talk about what they about bookshops. The IAD bookshop itself has many resources of Aboriginal literature, mainly focusing on culture here in Central Australia.
One of the authors who attended was Veronica Perrule Dobson, an Eastern Arrernte woman who, as well as being a writer, is also an interpreter and teacher of the Arrernte language.
Her writings focus on many aspects of Arrente law, language and culture, and is reflected in her book Kin and Skin. The book gives a deep explanation of the system of relationships that link land, language and family.
She took some time out at the IAD bookshop to speak to CAAMA’s Philippe Perez.
Photo: IAD Press Sales Officer Natalie Ross, Veronica Perrule Dobson & Poet Yvette Holt. (Credit: Philippe Perez)