Author(s): B. Wongar
Dingoes Den is an autobiographical novel from B. Wongar, who is highly regarded throughout the world for his narratives of Aboriginal life.
In this book, Wongar tells the story of his own life. Born Streten Bozic in a small Serbian village, the author came to Australia after WWII as an immigrant and worked on the Snowy River Dam, a major construction project which figures into many immigrant's stories. He then went to the outback and lived with an Aboriginal tribe, became a blood brother, married one of them, and spiritually identified with them.
He began writing fiction using their myth and creation stories under the pseudonym of B. Wongar thirty years ago, and he was hailed as a great new indigenous talent. In 1981, He was "unmasked" and a controversy over whether he is truly an aboriginal figure has existed world-wide ever since.
Imprint Book, 1999. First edition. A near fine , unmarked copy in very lightly worn stiff card wraps.