Yira Boornak Nyininy
FORMAT: Paperback
EXTENT: 36 pages
SIZE: 275 x 225 mm
ISBN: 9781742585123
CATEGORY: Aboriginal, Hazel Brown, Kim Scott, Roma Winmar, Staples Fund, Wirlomin Noongar Language and Stories Project,

Yira Boornak Nyininy


Kim Scott, Hazel Brown, Roma Winmar, and the Wirlomin Noongar Language and Stories Project with artwork by Anthony (Troy) Roberts

Left stranded in a tree by his wife, a Noongar man has to rely on his Wadjela friend to help him back down. Yira Boornak Nyininy is a story of forgiveness and friendship.

This story comes from the wise and ancient language of the First People of the Western Australian south coast, the Noongar people. Inspired by a story Bob Roberts told the linguist Gerhardt Laves at Albany, Western Australia, around 1931, it has been workshopped in a series of community meetings that included some of the contemporary family of Roberts, as a part of the Wirlomin Noongar Language and Stories Project to revitalise an endangered language.

Yira Boornak Nyininy is written in Noongar, with a literal English translation and English prose, and accompanied by original artwork from Noongar artist Anthony (Troy) Roberts.

Read more about MamangNoongar Mambara Bakitj and Dwoort Baal Kaat – the other books in this series.


High-res cover image