“There have been people throughout history that have given their lives to the enrichment of their society, to the betterment of human development. Such people breathe new life into those who associate and attach themselves to them, not in a naïve way but perhaps as a response to the life they have lived and their loved ones.

Donald Brady, who was known as Kawanji, was such a person. To many he was a complex person, determined, multi talented, articulate in both western and Aboriginals worlds, a deep thinker, diverse and adaptable, able to converse in English, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander languages, sensitive, reasonable, truthful and loving, a master orator, sportsman, musician, a man before his time, visionary, a person in times of need.”

Yalanya: The Life and Story of Pastor & Activist Don Kawanji Brady (2024, v)

This week on Let’s Talk – Black Knowing, Chelsea & David catch up with Uncle Graham Brady to learn about the process of writing and publishing a biography of Uncle Graham’s father, Pastor Don Brady. Listen in as Uncle Graham introduces us to his father’s extraordinary life, and the long and sometimes complicated process of writing and researching this biography. Together, Chelsea, David and Graham reflect on the lessons that we can all learn from Kawanji’s profound commitment to his family, his community and his people. AND as a super special bonus, you’ll also get to hear a recording of Graham’s original 2007 track“Alone”. All in all, another spectacular episode of Let’s Talk – Black Knowing.

If you’re excited by this conversation and you want to come along to celebrate the launch of this extraordinary book, head to this link and book your free ticket for this Friday 1st March: Book Launch: Yalanya (That’s the way it is) Tickets, Fri 01/03/2024 at 11:00 am | Eventbrite