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Macquarie Pen Anthology Of Aboriginal Literature

4.29 of 5 stars 4.29  ·  rating details  ·  17 ratings  ·  5 reviews
Hardcover, 260 pages
Published January 1st 2008 by Allen & Unwin Australia
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A really useful book for anyone interested in the indigenous literature of Australia. There is an introduction which explores the development of indigenous writing since the early days of colonisation, tracks the phases of that development and culminates in the flowering of contemporary forms of poetry and prose.
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Shows how political Aboriginal literature has been from the get-go. The huge impact of the effect of the stolen generation is clear. Leftists might get a laugh out of the fact Noel Pearson has not given permission for his chapter to be included in the ebook at the time of writing. It's just his name and a short bio then a blank.
In a class I am attending at university I am starting to learn there is a huge range of literature that I have never heard of. This class has a focus on indigenous Australian literature. I'm not sure what that means to you and still working out what that term means to me. We have been reading the Macquarie Anthology of Aboriginal Literature. I don't often read anthologies as I don't have a great interest in short pieces, however I do enjoy poems. I found it difficult at the beginning but starte ...more
Amazing 'in their own words' survey of English-language Aboriginal literature. The book includes excerpts and full works in a variety of formats including letters, poetry, prose, plays and song lyrics. It opens with a letter from Bennelong to Mr Philips in 1796, and closes with an excerpt from Swallow the Air (2006) by Tara June Winch.

An important work for anyone interested in Australian history, voices of protest, and activism politics. I also think this would be a great introduction to Austral
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it's hard to recall another 250 pages with a similar amount of intensity
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Dr Anita Heiss is a member of the Wiradjuri nation of central New South Wales and is one of Australia's most prolific and well-known authors of Indigenous literature.

Her published works include the historical novel Who Am I? The Diary of Mary Talence, Sydney 1937, the poetry collection Token Koori, satirical social commentary Sacred Cows, non-fiction text Dhuuluu-Yala (To Talk Straight) - Publishi
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