First Nations

Kate Lawrence: Womens’ Talk

Posted on: Mon 1 Mar 2021

It’s not often we hear from Arrernte women outside Alice Springs. So a book of their poems, in English, is a precious thing. The book is Arelhekenhe Angkentja, or “Women’s Talk” in Arrernte language. It began with some workshops held at Akeyulerre Healing Centre place where Kate Lawrence was manager for 2 of her twenty years working in Central Australia. Kate spoke with Nicky Page for Service Voices, and reads several of the poems. The book is published by Ptilotus Press.

Interviewer Nicky Page

Image: Kate Lawrence. Provided by K Lawrence and used with permission.

Service Voices

Other stories