My Inheritance of Humour single work   non-fiction  
Issue Details: First known date: 2014 2014
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'"Talk about laugh!" Every time I hear this from an aunty or cousin, usually accompanied by a raucous laugh, I know that a hilarious yarn is to follow. My mob use this phrase to precede a funny story. It’s not just the content that makes my family's stories funny. It’s the way my mob tells them. The language my cousins use, the accompanying theatrical gestures of my aunties and uncles – the performances that have audiences hypnotised with enjoyment, titillation and laughter. Exuding a natural ability that can outshine the best comedians, they combine a set of perfectly timed ingredients that produce the best type of laughter. The kind that makes your belly ache and your eyes flood with happy tears. ...'

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    y Narrative Witness 2 Narrative Witness: Indigenous Peoples, Australia-United States Sarah Raine (editor), Iowa : 2016 10195692 2014 anthology poetry essay 'In fall 2015, 32 indigenous writers and photographers living in Australia and the United States came together in an online exchange to create fiction, nonfiction, poetry, and photography centered on the theme of "narrative witness." Led by writing and photography workshop facilitators, the group work shopped their photo essays and texts online over the course of two months. ...' Iowa : 2016
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