Wandaguli Yanga. There is always Mother.
Yilungga yabangga. Everywhere.
From Kooma and Nguri writer Cheryl Leavy comes this lyrical bilingual picture book about the all-encompassing love of mothers, layered with meaning and historical truth-telling.
Yanga Mother honours the unbreakable spirit of the First Nations women of Western Queensland, and all First Nations mothers.
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Cheryl Leavy is a poet working in her Kooma Aboriginal language. She won the 2022 Oodgeroo Noonuccal Indigenous Poetry Prize for Ngali – We two, a poem about Blak love. Cheryl has served on several boards and is passionate about First Nations land rights and language revitalisation.
University of Queensland Press (UQP)
For 70 years UQP has been at the forefront of innovative publishing. It has launched the careers of many great novelists, published contemporary poets, been a pioneering force in children’s and young adult publishing and has set the benchmark for award-winning scholarly and Black Australian writing.