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Story About Feeling

From a master storyteller, this book links personal discovery to a sense of nature. It restores us to a wisdom that is at once powerful and fresh. Includes reproductions of bark paintings and artworks. ‘Because you love it this world.'

Cover painting: John Frost 'Knowing My Past'


Praise for Story About Feeling

"This little gem is one of my favourite books.  Big Bill’s voice is like no other. Lean in and listen up." - Tim Winton

"Often read as poetry, [Kakadu Man and Story About Feeling] are important articulations of an environmental philosophy grounded in feeling... what Neidjie is doing... is a response to a very modern problem – our increasingly exploitative and unequal consumption of our planet." - George Delaney, Readings

Bill Neidjie

Bill Neidjie (deceased) was born at Alawanydajawany, along the Alligator River, sometime between 1911 and 1913. He spent most of his childhood in his father's country, Bunitj Clan land and attended school at Oenpelli Mission. When his father died, Bill...

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"Listen carefully, careful and this spirit e come in your feeling and you will feel it…anyone that. I feel it…my body same as you. I telling you this because the land for us, never change round. Places for us, earth for us, star, moon, tree, animal, no-matter what sort of animal, bird or snake… all that animal same like us. Our friend that." - Bill Neidjie, 'Story About Feeling'


Read: Michael Farrell's essay 'The Geopoetics of Affect: Bill Neidjie’s Story About Feeling' in JASAL 2013

Read: Philip Morrissey's essay 'Bill Neidjie’s Story About Feeling: Notes on its Themes and Philosophy' in JASAL 2015