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In the time of their lives


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In the time of their lives is a rich evocation of ‘wangka kutjupa-kutjuparringu’: how communication and social interaction has altered amongst the Ngaanyatjarra, Ngaatjatjarra and Pitjantjatjara people of Australia’s Western Desert.

This book looks at sociocultural change through the prism of language. It interweaves memory, history and translated interviews with a close examination of everyday life that takes us inside the lived experience of Western Desert people, across multiple generations, since first contact with Anglo-Australians in the 1930s.