Nardi Simpson is a Yuwaalaraay writer, musician, composer and educator from North West NSW freshwater plains. Nardi’s debut novel, Song of the Crocodile, is a masterpiece of exquisite description, and a poignant truth-telling about the relationships between Indigenous and settler families in the town of Darnmoor. An exploration of choice and change, when social and environmental progress move through the town and its surrounds, generations of trauma and exploitation are exposed. Throughout, Song of the Crocodile weaves the importance of connection and the profundity of a link to both land and heritage.
Reading room discussion: How well do you think Nardi Simpson weaves the theme of connection through Song of the Crocodile?