Atunymanama, is a book of stunning family portraits and stories by Anangu men from Central Australia. Atunymanama (AH-tuhn-mahn-ah-mah) can be translated as ‘always keep looking after, protecting, keeping safe’. The book celebrates Anangu men as care-givers, teachers and leaders.
In their own words and languages, the men share what it is to care for their families and communities, and what it takes to nurture strong, caring young men and women, as Anangu have done across generations.
‘It is for people to have and read for when we are not here. In the future, I want my story to be there for the families to see us and who I am and what all us men were aiming for … We don’t want to hide these photos. We want to show the kids coming up behind and read it to them because we are role models and the storytellers for the future.’ Richard Kanari
Atunymanama gives readers an insight into the life and hopes of remote Central Australia. Atunymanama is a gift for all of us.
Written in Pitjantjatjara, Yankunytjatjara, Ngaanyatjarra, Ngaatjatjarra / English
|Dimensions||28 × 21 × 1 cm|