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Reading Aboriginal women's life stories / Anne Brewster
Bib ID 6938608
Format BookBook [text, volume]
Author
Brewster, Anne, author
 
Description University Of Sydney, NSW : Sydney University Press, [2015] 
©2015 
xxvii, 52 pages ; 21 cm 
ISBN 9781743324189 (paperback)
Summary

A wave of life stories and autobiographical narratives by Aboriginal women began in the late 1970s and gained momentum a decade later with the publication of Sally Morgan's 'My place' (1987), which became a bestseller. While some of the books of the first wave focused mainly (if not exclusively) on the author, Aboriginal women's life stories widened over time to include transgenerational histories of the family. 'Reading Aboriginal women's life stories' is an important discussion of books that have shaped our understanding of contemporary Indigenous Australian literature. Anne Brewster provides an in-depth textual analysis of three key titles and situates them in relation to concepts of history, race, gender, family, storytelling and Aboriginality in modern Australia.

Notes

"First published as Reading Aboriginal Women's Autobiography in Melbourne in 1996 by Oxford University Press in association with Sydney University Press."--Title page verso.

Includes bibliographical references.

Subjects Autobiography -- Women authors.  |  Women, Aboriginal Australian -- Biography -- History and criticism.  |  Aboriginal Australians -- Social conditions.  |  Australian literature -- 20th century -- History and criticism.  |  Australian literature -- Women authors -- History and criticism.  |  Australian literature -- Aboriginal authors -- History and criticism.  |  Race relations - Representation - Literature.  |  Social organisation - Kinship.  |  Literature and stories - Story telling and story tellers.  |  History - Genealogy and family history.  |  Social organisation - Relationships.  |  History - Biographies - Indigenous - Autobiographies.  |  Social identity - Aboriginality.  |  Family.  |  Australia.  |  Australian

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