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This is the first collection to span the diverse range of Black Australian writings. Collected over six years from all the states and territories of Australia, Paperbark ranges widely across time and" genre -- from the 1840s to the present, from transcriptions of oral literature to rock opera. Prose, poetry, song, drama and polemic are accompanied by the selected artworks ...more
Paperback, UQP Black Australian Writers Series, 382 pages
Published June 28th 1990 by University of Queensland Press (first published June 1990)
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I started seeking out First Nation writings a few years ago when I stumbled across a number of writers on a table with a sign saying Aborginals or something similar. The writers were Mudrooroo Narogin, biographies by Glenyse Ward and Sally Morgan, Boori (Monty) Pryor's 'Maybe Tomorrow', and a sci fi by Sam Watson and a whole new sense of Australia broke open inside when I read them - since then I have sought out First Nation writers in catalogues and bookshops, op shop shelves, libraries trying ...more
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Jack Davis is better known as a poet and a playwright than as a writer of short stories. He has had four volumes of poems published and has written eight plays. His plays have toured both in Australia and overseas In 1991 his memoir, A Boy's Life, was published. He has been awarded several times for his contribution to the arts and for his welfare work among his own people.