Based on a true story, Paris Savages tells the little-known tale of three Batdjala people from Fraser Island, Bonny, Jurano and Dorondera, who travelled to Europe in 1882 to perform to huge crowds as part of a human zoo.
While crowds in Europe are enthusiastic to see the unique dances, singing, fights and pole climbing from the oldest culture in the world, the attention is relentless, and the fascination of scientists intrusive. When disaster strikes, Bonny must find a way to return home.
A story of love, bravery, culture, and the fight against injustice, Paris Savages brings a part of Australian history to blazing life, from award-winning novelist Katherine Johnson.
Join her for the launch in Melbourne at The Leaf Bookshop.