Songman – Allan Baille

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Allan Baiillie’s Songman is about a young Aboriginal boy who travels with Indonesian merchants to the city of Macassar, long before Captain Cook reputedly discovered Australia. I like how Baillie switched between third and second person when discussing the protagonist’s thoughts. With convincing characterisation, solid research, and a focus on a neglected setting, I recommend that anyone who can acquire this book should read it.

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