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Thu, 08 Aug


Upstairs at Better Read Than Dead

Tyson Yunkaporta - Sand Talk

We are thrilled to be hosting Tyson Yunkaporta and the release of his astonishing and profound new book, Sand Talk: How Indigenous Thinking Can Save the World.

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Tyson Yunkaporta - Sand Talk
Tyson Yunkaporta - Sand Talk

Time & Location

08 Aug 2019, 9:09 pm

Upstairs at Better Read Than Dead, 265 King Street, Newtown NSW, Australia

About The Event

About the Book

This remarkable book is about everything from echidnas to evolution, cosmology to cooking, sex and science and spirits to Schrödinger’s cat.


Tyson Yunkaporta looks at global systems from an Indigenous perspective. He asks how contemporary life diverges from the pattern of creation. How does this affect us? How can we do things differently?


Sand Talk provides a template for living. It’s about how lines and symbols and shapes can help us make sense of the world. It’s about how we learn and how we remember. It’s about talking to everybody and listening carefully. It’s about finding different ways to look at things.


Most of all it’s about Indigenous thinking, and how it can save the world.



‘It was certainty that drove a bulldozer through the oldest and deepest philosophic statement on earth at Burrup Peninsula. Sand Talk offers no certainties and Tyson Yunkaporta is not a bulldozer driver. This is a book of cultural and philosophic intrigue. Read it.’ Bruce Pascoe, author of Dark Emu


‘Radical ideas, bursting with reason.’ Tara June Winch


‘After two hundred years, Indigenous thinkers are claiming the right to interpret Aboriginal Australia. It is a revolutionary change: here, in this compelling book, are its first fruits.’ Nicolas Rothwell

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