Macquarie Pen Anthology Of Aboriginal Literature
Enlarge cover
Rate this book
Clear rating

Macquarie Pen Anthology Of Aboriginal Literature

4.4 of 5 stars 4.40  ·  rating details  ·  10 ratings  ·  2 reviews
Hardcover, 260 pages
Published January 1st 2008 by Allen & Unwin Australia
more details... edit details

Friend Reviews

To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.

Community Reviews

(showing 1-30 of 32)
filter  |  sort: default (?)  |  rating details
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.
To read the rest of my review please visit
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...more
Amanda Wragg
Amanda Wragg marked it as to-read
Jul 14, 2014
Brandon Wass
Brandon Wass marked it as to-read
Jun 17, 2014
Marie Josephine
Marie Josephine marked it as to-read
May 21, 2014
Sally marked it as to-read
May 12, 2014
Thomas Snow
Thomas Snow marked it as to-read
Jan 05, 2014
Harriet Lawrence
Harriet Lawrence marked it as to-read
Dec 15, 2013
Jessica marked it as to-read
Nov 26, 2013
Ellen added it
Oct 20, 2013
Lauren marked it as to-read
Sep 29, 2013
Elizabeth Weiss
Elizabeth Weiss marked it as to-read
Aug 09, 2013
S.K. Munt
S.K. Munt marked it as to-read
Jul 26, 2013
Katrina marked it as to-read
Jul 07, 2013
Shane Dougall
Shane Dougall marked it as to-read
Apr 11, 2013
Yvonne Perkins
Yvonne Perkins marked it as to-read
Feb 01, 2013
Samuel Dariol
Samuel Dariol is currently reading it
Aug 12, 2012
Amanda is currently reading it
Aug 09, 2012
Liz marked it as to-read
Jun 12, 2011
« previous 1 next »
There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Be the first to start one »
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...more
More about Anita Heiss...
Am I Black Enough For You? Who Am I? The Diary Of Mary Talence, Sydney 1937 Manhattan Dreaming Tiddas Not Meeting Mr Right

Share This Book