Document Type

Journal Article

Publication Details

Slater, L. 2001, 'Benang: from the heart: I found myself among paper', Southerly, vol. 61, no. 1, pp. 220-226.


In his first novel True Country. Kim Scon esrablished himself as a writer who is determi ned to investigate the continued traumatic effects of colonial violence. Harley, the protagonist of Scott's second novel Benang: from the Heart (thc co-winner of the Miles Franklin award), takes up a pen in response to reductionist assimilationist records. He states: But I found myself among paper, words not formed by an intention corresponding to my own, and I read a world weak in creative spirit.