Le maître du rêve-fantôme est le roman de la survivance_physique, métaphysique et magique_ d'une tribu aborigène sous la tutelle d'un missionnaire anglais à la fin du siècle dernier....
|Title||:||Master Of The Ghost Dreaming|
|Number of Pages||:||148 Pages|
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Master Of The Ghost Dreaming Reviews
I first read this in University as part of an Aboriginal Literature course and fell in love with this story then. It's not a fairly tragic tale, but the resolution at the end is more than satisfactory. The difficult part of the story is in understanding dreamtime and the dreamtime companions. It's almost as though there is a place between sleeping and waking that the aboriginal characters can roam with the aid of their animal companions that are larger than life. I remember my classmates finding this very difficult to grasp because, like a dream, it isn't tangible or logical. You have to simply 'go with it.' I somehow accepted what was on the page as true, though not entirely clear and was taken away on their journey.The story isn't anything new - white man comes in and tries to convert the aboriginals while diseases they had never been exposed to ends up killing scores of them in process. They 'submit' in order to find peace - but the way that it is told is fresh, bringing with it the horror of the situation and also a touch of comedy as we get to see the white people or ghosts through the eyes of the natives. With these shifts in point of view we get to see the situation from many different angles and see how everyone believes that they are in the right. The real gem was Jangamuttuk who bides his time, always working on his plan to take care of his people.The characters and their various plights remained with me for years and rereading it this year has only made me feel the need to read it more often. I think that every time I read it, the dreamtime will become clearer and clearer. When the book ends you can't help but wonder what your dreamtime companion would be.