THE STORY OF THE MIRACLES AT COOKIE'S TABLE

by Wesley Enoch

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THE STORY OF THE MIRACLES AT COOKIE'S TABLE

by Wesley Enoch

"Let this table be a home for me. Let it be a home for all the lost and the hungry. May all my children and my children's children eat at this table."

In the 1870's a girl is born under a tree - her birth tree - chosen to give her strength and wisdom. When the tree is cut down she follows it into the white man's world, working as a cook for the big house on the island. Her tree has become a kitchen table, one she will pass down through successive generations as a legacy - a way of carving out her family stories. Now, generations later, a young man and his mother fight for ownership of the table.

The Story of the Miracle at Cookie's Table is a moving testament to culture lived, lost and found, the strength of family, adapting and gathering together.

This title appears in:

BlakStage: Contemporary Indigenous Australian Plays

Patrick White Playwrights Award (2005 winner)

Louis Esson Prize for Drama (2008 nominee)

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