Bid Buai

Dolphin People

by Jillian Boyd-Bowie

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Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 2/28/2021

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 8.5x8.5
Page Count : 46
ISBN : 9781504320108
Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 46
ISBN : 9781504320115

About the Book

Bid Buai, Dolphin People is the sequel to the story Bakir and Bi published in 2013 by Magabala Books. It is a fictional creation story set in the islands of the Torres Strait, Far North Queensland, Australia, before colonization. Mar, Tam and Lusik are now much older and life has settled on their island of Ekiam. Tam soon stumbles across a mystical charm that was stolen from the Mabagal Clan of the West. When Iriana, the charm, falls into the wrong hands, it brings misfortune. So the journey begins with the rightful owners travelling through the islands in search of Iriana to bring back home and restore their once prosperous lifestyle. This story is interwoven with supernatural themes, totemic connections, kinship relations, language terms and customs that are true to Torres Strait Islander Culture.

About the Author

Jillian is a Torres Strait Islander woman from the Samsep and Zagareb tribes of Erub and Mer.  She was born and raised on Thursday Island, Torres Strait, graduated Year 12 at Thursday Island State High School in 1987 and currently live in Darwin, Northern Territory.

A wife, mother, grandmother, mentor, published author, poet, songwriter and entrepreneur, Jillian is passionate about investing into the future of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.  Jillian has committed her career and creativity to educate, enthuse, and enrich the lives of individuals in Australia’s journey of convergence.