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The Language of the Gods

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Sulawesi, 1946. Dutch colonial rule is on the brink of collapse. The Braak family faces the inevitable, but not before confronting the truth about their own lives and the legacy they will leave behind.

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  • 5 female identifying, 6 male identifying
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  • Currency Press


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Eva

Female | 40s | under 3 minutes
Starts on page 45

EXTRACT: When I saw Dely wearing Mrs Noorduyn's frock my heart beat so fast. The queer looked so much like her as if he had possessed her spirit. Are you afraid to die, Peter?...I don't know what I'm living for, and yet I have a revolver and I'm practising like a good Dutch wife to protect myself at the least sign of trouble, and I ask myself - why? Why? Do I want to protect this house? My way of life? Myself? Look at that pathetic piano. Everything's rotting. Why do we bring all our little bits of civilisation with us?


AN INTERVIEW WITH LOUIS NOWRA (PDF DOWNLOAD)

GERRY TURCOTTE, KUNAPIPI, 1987, VOLUME 9, NUMBER 3, PAGES 51-67

Perfecting the Monologue of Silence: An Interview with Louis Nowra. This is an edited version of an interview conducted at The University of Sydney, 17 December 1987

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