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- DescriptionItikani, a young Australian Aborigine boy, has been brought up to become old shaman Makalai's successor. But Itikani transgresses the tribal Laws by allowing affection to develop between him and his stepsister Lamara, a girl of the same 'totemic skin', therefore forbidden to become his mate. Moreover, she has been promised to ather, older member of the tribe as soon as she reaches puberty; shaman Makalai has his own lustful designs. When news arrives that 'devils' of immense magical powers have invaded an adjoining tribal land Makalai chooses Itikani to lead a party of warriors to confront them. The 'devils' are in fact white men and their herd of cattle. Such large animals, with ermously wide horns, have never before been seen by the young warriors and when a cattleman aims and discharges a rifle, the desert Aborigines are completely overcome. But the young shaman already kws some Aboriginal magic and puts it to good use in the life and death struggle with the 'devils' as well as with his own tribal enemy. And the Law? Is it immutable or is it subject to greater Laws? At what price? Now, when Itikani and Lamara are long gone, have their spirits crossed into the mythological world of Aboriginal Dreaming?
- Author BiographyStanislav Moc, a Czech industrial chemist, emigrated to Australia in 1968. For several years he worked at various tough occupations in Northern Territory, he married and had three children. Moc wrote number of books and articles in the Czech language that were published in Germany, Canada and, after the end of communism, in the Czech Republic. He lived for several years in the Kimberley region of North-West Australia, the last area colonized by white cattlemen in the 19th century. He taught English language to adult Aborigines and in return they taught him about their life, history and customs as passed on from their forebears. The result of his experiences is this fictional work ITIKANI. Moc now lives and writes on the Central Coast, north of Sydney.
- Author(s)Stanislav Moc
- Date of Publication28/07/2010
- FormatPaperback / softback
- SubjectScience Fiction & Fantasy
- Country of PublicationUnited States
- Content Noteblack & white illustrations
- Weight281 g
- Width152 mm
- Height229 mm
- Spine11 mm
- Edited byMR Stanley Dalby
- Format DetailsTrade paperback (US),Unsewn / adhesive bound
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