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Issue Details: First known date: 2008 2008
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'This book analyses three autobiographical works, namely "A Boy's Life" by Jack Davis, "Don't Take Your Love to Town" by Ruby Langford and "My Place" by Sally Morgan, with particular regard to Australia's controversial history and various features of the autobiographical genre. Within this context the book outlines answers to three crucial questions: Why are accounts of Indigenous people's lives becoming increasingly important in Australia? Which possibilities and problems arise when writing one's autobiography? How do Indigenous writers deal with the history of colonization on the fifth continent? This book and its examination of the above-mentioned autobiographies is intended to give students of the Aboriginal Australian culture an accurate account of how life as an Indigenous person among an Anglo-Australian society was in the past and still is now.' (Source: Google Books website)


  • This work is divided into five sections:

    1. Key Aspects of Aboriginal Australian History

    2. The Autobiography : Its Rise, Potentials and Dilemmas

    3. Jack Davis : A Boy's Life

    4. Ruby Langford : Don't Take Your Love to Town

    5. Sally Morgan : My Place

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

    • Saarbrucken,
      Western Europe, Europe,
      VDM Publishing , 2008 .
      This image has been sourced from online.
      Extent: 87p.
      • Includes bibliography.
      ISBN: 9783639056266
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