An authoritative collection of Australian Aboriginal writing over two centuries, across a wide range of fiction and non-fiction genres. Including some of the most distinctive writing produced in Australia, it offers rich insights into Aboriginal culture and experience.
ANITA HEISS is a member of the Wiradjuri nation of central NSW and a writer, poet, activist, social commentator and academic. She is author of Dhuuluu-Yala: Publishing Aboriginal literature, Who Am I?: The diary of Mary Talence, Sydney 1937 and Am I Black Enough for You?. She won the 2004 NSW Premier's History Award (audio/visual) for Barani: The Aboriginal history of Sydney. She is an Advocate for the National Centre for Indigenous Excellence...Dr PETER MINTER is a leading Australian poet, editor and poetics theorist. He shares English, Scottish and Aboriginal heritage, and since 1992 has taught Aboriginal studies at the University of Newcastle, the University of Western Sydney and the University of Sydney. His books include blue grass and Empty Texas, which won The Age Poetry Book of the Year Award, and his poetry is widely published and regularly anthologised in Australia and internationally. His editorial projects have included titles such as Cordite, Calyx: 30 Contemporary Australian Poets, Meanjin, Overland, Angelaki: Journal of the Theoretical Humanities, the Macquarie PEN Anthology of Australian Literature and The Literature of Australia (Norton). He is a senior lecturer in English at the University of Sydney.
Foreword: Mick Dodson..Preface: Nicholas Jose..List of Abbreviations..Introductory Essay on Aboriginal Literature: Anita Heiss and Peter Minter..Literary works from authors including Bennelong, William Barak, David Unaipon, Pearl Gibbs, Oodgeroo of the tribe Noonuccal, Charles Perkins, Jack Davis, Kevin Gilbert, Lionel Fogarty, Ruby Langford Ginibi, Bob Randall, Jimmy Chi, Patrick Dodson, Marcia Langton, Jackie Huggins, Lisa Bellear, Alexis Wright, Kim Scott, Noel Pearson, Larissa Behrendt, Tony Birch, Tara June Winch..Glossary..Further Reading..Sources and Permissions..Index
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Peter Minter, Anita Heiss
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