A man cannot be recognised as a warrior in the Torres Strait Islands until he survives a battle with a native enemy. Waii and Sobai are two brothers, famous as fighters. They share in killing trespassers or attackers. If they come upon a man untaught in fighting, their arrows dig into his chest. He cries for help, but his call is never heard.
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(245mm x 203mm x 5mm)
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Author Biography - Aidan Laza
This is a traditional story told by Aidan Laza from Badu Island in Australia's Torres Strait and translated into English by Alick Tipoti. Born in 1975, Alick Tipoti was schooled on Badu Island and studied at the Australian National University's School of Art. Alick proudly translates his forefathers' words into images, using print-making, paint and pencil.