The new Ngangkari Book- Traditional Healers of Central Australia: Ngangkari is out now!

Posted on Mar 4, 2013

The new Ngangkari Book- Traditional Healers of Central Australia: Ngangkari is out now!

Who are ngangkari? What does their work entail? How do they get their healing abilities? How can traditional healers address contemporary issues? What is their attitude towards Western Medicine?

Traditional Healers of Central Australia: Ngangkari is an absorbing collection of firsthand accounts by ngangkari which traces personal histories from pre-contact time through to the present. The ngangkari outline some of the changes they have seen in their lifetimes and how, in their work, they grapple with the multitude of complex issues facing Anangu today. The powerful content of this book is beautifully interwoven with stunning contemporary photography, historical photographs and striking artworks by the ngangkari themselves.

NPY Women’s Council Ngangkari team is pleased to announce that Traditional Healers of Central Australia: Ngangkari will be available for purchase in late March 2013. This publication is the much anticipated follow up to the popular Ngangkari Work – Anangu Way. Published by Magabala Books, it will be available from good bookstores nationally, Magabala Books and via NPY Women’s Council’s website.

Ngangkari and the book