The book Why Warriors Lie Down and Die provides hope and new direction for those searching for answers as to why “problems” seem to persist in Aboriginal communities.
Why Warriors Lie Down and Die is recommended reading for anyone interested in working with Indigenous peoples. Author Richard Trudgen provides hope and new direction for those searching for answers as to why “problems” seem to persist in Aboriginal communities. It also offers insight to those who want a greater understanding of the issues involved in achieving true reconciliation.
Trudgen explains that in Arnhem Land, as in Indigenous communities across Australia, the situation can appear dire; health is often poor, unemployment is all too common and life is short.
Why Warriors Lie Down and Die provides a fresh analysis of this situation and offers examples of how Indigenous people can once again take control of their own lives.
Finding the real cause of this crisis requires the reader to look at it from the other side of the cultural / language divide - the side where the Yolngu people live. The Book Why Warriors Lie Down and Die takes us to that side.
"This fascinating book is about walking together, about understanding, about reconciliation." - Ray Martin, Media Personality