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Author: B. Wongar

ISBN: 9780714530314
Format: Hardcover
Number Of Pages: 256
Published: 1 January 2002
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 21.0 x 13.0 x 2.1
Raki is the Australian Aboriginal generic word for rope; the unifying metaphor of Wongar's novel, representing the conquered or bound state of two sets of oppressed peoples.

From the confines of an outback Australian prison cell to war-torn Serbia, Raki invokes a powerful story of struggle -- the struggle to uphold traditions and nurture memory in the face of human devastation.

Drawing on tragic similarities between the forced separation of Aboriginal children from their tribal families and the decimation of his Serbian native land, B. Wongar has written an epic and unforgettable novel. And the unifying symbol is raki -- the rope which binds the historical facts, linking the Serbian and Aboriginal cultures to time immemorial.

But raki is also the yoke of servitude, the rope which snaps with the shock of genocide.

About the Author

AB. Wongar is an Australian author of fiction, drama and poetry. In 1960 when aged 28, he began to learn English in order to write; since then he has published 20 books. In his unique genre of writing...

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