Wisdom Man (Anglais) Broché – 4 avril 2012
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Wisdom Man covers Banjo’s life from his childhood on a mission, through the grim years of the Depression, his solo travels in search of work, the birth of his eleven children, and his embrace of the Baha’i faith, which he found very close to Aboriginal spirituality. His story is one of remarkable forbearance during terrible encounters with racism, cruelty and the loss of loved ones, and is made all the more extraordinary by his lack of bitterness and anger. Wisdom Man also distils the essence of Aboriginal culture: Banjo constantly points to those aspects which he sees as relevant to all humanity, particularly in terms of our relationship with the land. Banjo Clarke embodied the spirit of reconciliation in its most generous and forgiving form, espousing and living it long before it was given a name, long before it became fashionable.
Includes a foreword by former prime minister Malcolm Fraser, who knew Banjo, and tributes by Archie Roach, Martin Flanagan, Judith Durham, among others – a sample of the wide range of people whose lives he touched. Countless people from all over the world came to Warrnambool to seek him out, and his door was always open to the homeless and the troubled.
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When she was accepted as Aboriginal in spirit, a 27-year period of writing down their philosophy, as expressed by the head of one family, Banjo Clarke, led to the book "Wisdom Man".
Camilla receives no money for the published work, but travels the world disseminating Banjo's ideas, because she saw firsthand that indigenous people who are true to their old laws are, in many ways, living the closest to how we all need to live now for our planet to survive.
It is of great help to keep in mind the fact, that these people has sufford very much!
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