Dreaming Tracks: "The Songlines" by Bruce Chatwin

The Songlines - Bruce Chatwin

(Original Review, 1988-05-15)



I’ve been reading “The Songlines” by Bruce Chatwin for the past couple of days, which I’m really enjoying at about the halfway point. It’s a travel book, I suppose, about Chatwin’s experiences in the Australian Outback learning of Aboriginal culture and their belief in ‘songlines’ or ‘dreaming tracks’, or “to the Aboriginals as ‘Footprints of the Ancestors’ or the ‘Way of the Law’.
 
 
 
 
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