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y My Place single work   autobiography  
Issue Details: First known date: 1987 1987
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'In 1982, Sally Morgan travelled back to her grandmother's birthplace. What started as a tentative search for information about her family, turned into an overwhelming emotional and spiritual pilgrimage. My Place is a moving account of a search for truth into which a whole family is gradually drawn, finally freeing the tongues of the author's mother and grandmother, allowing them to tell their own stories.' Source: Publisher's blurb.

Notes

  • Selected for the 2003 Books Alive promotion.
  • Dedication: To My Family.
  • Epigraph: How deprived we would have been / if we had been willing / to let things stay as they were. / We would have survived, / but not as a whole people. / We would never have known / our place.
  • Other formats: Also braille, sound recording, large print, e-book.

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

    • Fremantle, Fremantle area, South West Perth, Perth, Western Australia,: Fremantle Press , 1987 .
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      Extent: 358p.
      Reprinted: 1987 August, September and October 1987 , 1988 Mass paperback edition published 1988
      Note/s:
      • Cover illustration on first edition: painting by Sally Morgan, depicting her grandmother's journey. Includes portrait of the author.
      ISBN: 0949206245, 094206318
    • London,
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      England,
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      United Kingdom (UK),
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      Western Europe, Europe,
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      Virago , 1988 .
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      Extent: 358p.
      ISBN: 0860681483 (pbk)
    • New York (City), New York (State),
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      United States of America (USA),
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      Americas,
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      Seaver Books , 1988 .
      Extent: 360p.
      Edition info: 1st American ed.
    • Fremantle, Fremantle area, South West Perth, Perth, Western Australia,: Fremantle Press , 1989 .
      Extent: 358p.
      Edition info: Illustrated edition.
      ISBN: 0949206571
    • New York (City), New York (State),
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      United States of America (USA),
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      Americas,
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      Arcade , 1990 .
      Extent: 360p.
      ISBN: 1559700548
    • Boston, Massachusetts,
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      United States of America (USA),
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      Americas,
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      Little, Brown , 1990 .
      Extent: 360p.
      ISBN: 0316582891
    • Fremantle, Fremantle area, South West Perth, Perth, Western Australia,: Fremantle Press , 1999 .
      Extent: 440p.
      ISBN: 0949206318, 1863682783 (hbk.)
    • Fremantle, Fremantle area, South West Perth, Perth, Western Australia,: Fremantle Press , 2003 .
      Extent: 1 v.p.
      Edition info: Special ed.
      ISBN: 1920731377
    • Fremantle, Fremantle area, South West Perth, Perth, Western Australia,: Fremantle Press , 2007 .
      Extent: 1v.p.
      ISBN: 9780949206312
    • Fremantle, Fremantle area, South West Perth, Perth, Western Australia,: Fremantle Press , 2008 .
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      Extent: 496ppp.
      Note/s:
      • 21st Anniversary Edition
      ISBN: 9781921361227
    • Fremantle, Fremantle area, South West Perth, Perth, Western Australia,: Fremantle Press , 1990 .
      Extent: 3vp.
      Note/s:
      • Adaptation for younger readers in three volume Sally's Story , Arthur Corunna's Story and Mother and Daughter. Volumes individually indexed.
      • Edited by Barbara Ker Wilson.
      ISBN: 0949206792, 0949206776, 0949206784

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Australia in Three Books Katherine Brabon , 2016 single work essay
— Appears in: Meanjin , Spring vol. 75 no. 3 2016; (p. 21-23)
Literature as Protest and Solace : The Verse of Alf Taylor Danica Cerce , 2015 single work criticism
— Appears in: Coolabah , no. 16 2015; (p. 25-33)

'Although Australian indigenous poetry is often overtly polemical and politically committed, any reading which analyzes it as mere propaganda is too narrow to do it justice. By presenting the verse of Alf Taylor collected in Singer Songwriter (1992) and Winds (1994) and discussing it in the context of the wider social and cultural milieu of the author, my essay aims to show the thematic richness of indigenous poetic expression. Indigenous poets have, on the one hand, undertaken the responsibility to strive for social and political equality and foster within their communities the very important concept that indigenous peoples can survive only as a community and a nation (McGuiness). On the other hand, they have produced powerful self-revelatory accounts of their own mental and emotional interior, which urges us to see their careers in a perspective much wider than that of social chroniclers and rebels.' (Publication abstract)

BlackWords : Serious Issues for Young Readers Anita Heiss , 2015 single work criticism
— Appears in: The BlackWords Essays 2015; (p. 8)

In this essay Heiss discusses Indigenous-authored works that are targeted for upper-primary and young adult readers, that address issues of identity, self esteem, relationships and peer-group pressure that are available for both educators and students. Heiss recommends that these works discussed in this essay, will not only engage young Indigenous students, but also non-Indigenous students and other readers with a sense of sameness in terms of coming of age, facing friendships, and the growing pains that all teenagers face.

Viaxes Literarias E Culturais Entre Galicia E Australia María Jesús Lorenzo Modia , 2015 single work criticism
— Appears in: Rosendo Salvado Eo Aborixe of Australia 2015; (p. 209-228)
Teaching Australian Literature in a Class about Literatures of Social Reform Per Henningsgaard , 2014 single work criticism
— Appears in: Antipodes , June vol. 28 no. 1 2014; (p. 63-73, 255)
'Henningsgaard considers the theoretical and political implications of teaching Sally Morgan's My Place to American university students alongside Upton Sinclair's The Jungle and Harriet Beecher Stowe's Uncle Tom's Cabin. My Place is a milestone in indigenous writing in Australia in which Morgan writes of her quest to discover her hidden Aboriginal heritage, while The Jungle and Uncle Tom's Cabin are American classics whose reputations are inextricably linked to the social reforms they inspired. He presents an intriguing thesis about proximity and identification, distance and empathy based on the experience of teaching Australian and American literature together.' (Publication summary)
Is the Trouble in My Place the Same As The Trouble with Merle ? Jay Daniel Thompson , 2014 single work criticism
— Appears in: Journal of Australian Studies , June vol. 38 no. 2 2014; (p. 220-232)
'This article addresses Sally Morgan's My Place(1987) and Maree Delofski's The Trouble with Merle (2002). A key similarity between these texts is a confusion surrounding the racial identities of their female protagonists. In Morgan's book, the narrator discovers that she is Aboriginal, and not (as she had been led to believe) Indian. The subject of Delofski's documentary is the vintage Hollywood film star Merle Oberon. Oberon claimed to be born in Tasmania, presumably of Anglo-Saxon parentage. Following her death in 1979, however, it was revealed that Oberon was actually born and raised in India and had Anglo-Indian parentage. Yet, some Tasmanians still claim that she was born in Tasmania and was, in fact, Anglo-Chinese. I suggest that a useful and compelling way of reading these texts is through Judith Butler's multivalenced concept of “trouble”. The protagonists of My Place and The Trouble with Merleare “trouble” to the extent that they are both situated outside an idealised white Australian femininity. On another level, both texts “trouble”—as in, they pose a challenge to—understandings of race and gender. (Publication abstract)
y Entangled Subjects : Indigenous/Australian Cross-Cultures Of Talk, Text, And Modernity Michèle Grossman , Netherlands : Rodopi , 2013 Z1938856 2013 single work criticism

'Indigenous Australian cultures were long known to the world mainly from the writing of anthropologists, ethnographers, historians, missionaries, and others. Indigenous Australians themselves have worked across a range of genres to challenge and reconfigure this textual legacy, so that they are now strongly represented through their own life-narratives of identity, history, politics, and culture. Even as Indigenous-authored texts have opened up new horizons of engagement with Aboriginal knowledge and representation, however, the textual politics of some of these narratives - particularly when cross-culturally produced or edited - can remain haunted by colonially grounded assumptions about orality and literacy.

Through an examination of key moments in the theorizing of orality and literacy and key texts in cross-culturally produced Indigenous life-writing, Entangled Subjects explores how some of these works can sustain, rather than trouble, the frontier zone established by modernity in relation to 'talk' and 'text'. Yet contemporary Indigenous vernaculars offer radical new approaches to how we might move beyond the orality-literacy 'frontier', and how modernity and the a-modern are productively entangled in the process. ' (Source: Angus & Robertson website www.angusrobertson.com.au)

Our Cup Runneth Over : Life-Stories from Fremantle Go National Per Henningsgaard , 2013 single work criticism
— Appears in: Telling Stories : Australian Life and Literature 1935–2012 2013; (p. 431-436)
Outside Country : Indigenous Literature in Transit Gillian Whitlock , 2013 single work criticism
— Appears in: Scenes of Reading : Is Australian Literature a World Literature? 2013; (p. 178-188)
y Made to Matter : White Fathers, Stolen Generations Fiona Probyn , Sydney : Sydney University Press , 2013 8366037 2013 single work criticism

'Most members of the Stolen Generations had white fathers or grandfathers. Who were these white men? This book analyses the stories of white fathers, men who were positioned as key players in the plans to assimilate Aboriginal people by 'breeding out the colour'. The plan to 'breed out the colour' ascribed enormous power to white sperm and white paternity; to 'elevate', 'uplift' and disperse Aboriginality in whiteness, to blank out, to aid cultural forgetting. The policy was a cruel failure, not least because it conflated skin colour with culture and assumed that Aboriginal women and their children would acquiesce to produce 'future whites'. It also assumed that white men would comply as ready appendages, administering 'whiteness' through marriage or white sperm. This book attempts to put textual flesh on the bodies of these white fathers, and in doing so, builds on and complicates the view of white fathers in this history, and the histories of whiteness to which they are biopolitically related.' (Publication summary)

Memory as a Site of Pain, Resistance and Reclamation : A Study of Sally Morgan's My Place and Baby Kamble's The Prisons We Broke Hem Raj Bansal , 2013 single work criticism
— Appears in: IJAS , no. 6 2013; (p. 56-75)
Hem Raj Bansal compares the narrative of Indian Dalit and Australian Aboriginal biographical and autobiographical writing. The paper investigates My Place by Sally Morgan and The Prisons We Broke by Baby Kamble.
Contours of Loss in the Testamonios about Disappeared Kashmiri Muslims and the Aboriginal Stolen Generation Testimonios Anupama Vohra , 2013 single work criticism
— Appears in: IJAS , no. 6 2013; (p. 107-118)
Aboriginal Story-Telling : Traditonal and Contemporary Rosemary van den Berg , 2012 single work column
— Appears in: National Indigenous Times , 16 May no. 264 2012; (p. 25)
‘Relationship and Love’ : The Teaching of Dr Ginibi John Barnes , 2012 single work prose
— Appears in: Journal of the European Association for Studies of Australia , vol. 3 no. 1 2012; (p. 32-39)
From Individual Representations to Community Consciousness: Australian Aboriginal Autobiographies Ishmeet Kaur , 2012 single work criticism
— Appears in: IJAS , no. 5 2012; (p. 98-116)
Ishmeet Kaur attempts 'to understand the process of 'othering' of the Aboriginal people, the moments of consciousness and issues of identity with respect to Aboriginal autobiographies particularly through a reading of Sally Morgan's My Place (1988) and Boori Monty Pryor's May Be Tomorrow (1998). (99)
The Contemporary State of Academic Appraisal of Australian Literature in Japanese Universities Yasue Arimitsu , 2011 single work criticism
— Appears in: Antipodes , June vol. 25 no. 1 2011; (p. 7-13)
Yasue Arimitsu investigates 'the state of literature in Japan, and how Australian literature was introduced to Japan, how it is now being taught at universities, and the state of academic appraisal of Australian literature in Japanese universities' and 'what learning about Australian literature means to Japanese people'. (p. 7)
Keith Windscuttle Responds Keith Windschuttle , 2011 single work correspondence
— Appears in: Quadrant , October vol. 55 no. 10 2011; (p. 4-5)
Teaching Indigenous Literature : An Ethics of Voice Alice Healy-Ingram , 2011 single work criticism
— Appears in: Teaching Australian Literature : From Classroom Conversations to National Imaginings 2011; (p. 70-94)
'My first class in teaching Indigenous literature was beset with a challenge: 'Why are you quoting that songline on overhead?! An Aboriginal student asked me, deeply offended, when I introduced a pre-scripted lecture on Aboriginal 'text'. 'It is not to be taken away from its context. It is sung, not written; it is performed with dancing and has a meaning that you would not understand!' My bravado failed and I gave her the stage. She was right. I had unwittingly performed a 'colonial' act of misappropriation. The pressures of early career academic life were my rather feeble excuse - at the last minute I had been asked to take over the unit from a retiring colleague on top of my normal teaching load, was finishing, at night, my PhD on Australian novel to film adaptation, and was processing all sorts of new realities. I'd been instructed by this colleague to show an 'example' of a songline as an introduction to a unit called 'Australian Society, Aboriginal Voices'.' (Author's introduction, 70)
Sally Morgan's My Place Chester Eagle , 2010 single work criticism
— Appears in: The Well in the Shadow : A Writer's Journey through Australian Literature 2010; (p. 159-172)
'An Indian discovers she's Aboriginal; the struggle to find a way back.' (Author's note.)
Negotiating Subjectivity : Indigenous Feminist Praxis and the Politics of Aboriginality in Alexis Wright’s Plains of Promise and Melissa Lucashenko’s Steam Pigs Tomoko Ichitani , 2010 single work criticism
— Appears in: Postcolonial Issues in Australian Literature 2010; (p. 185-202)
Untitled Jo Goodman , 1991 single work review
— Appears in: Magpies : Talking About Books for Children , May vol. 6 no. 2 1991; (p. 31)

— Review of My Place Sally Morgan 1987 single work autobiography
Indigenous Voices Promoted at Fremantle Press 2008 single work review
— Appears in: Koori Mail , 7 May no. 425 2008; (p. 47)

— Review of My Place Sally Morgan 1987 single work autobiography ; Heartsick for Country : Stories of Love, Spirit and Creation 2008 anthology life story ; Bawoo Stories May L. O'Brien 2008 selected work picture book
Untitled Lesley White , 2008 single work review
— Appears in: Fiction Focus : New Titles for Teenagers , vol. 22 no. 2 2008; (p. 45)

— Review of My Place Sally Morgan 1987 single work autobiography
Untitled Rita Blackburn , 2000 single work review
— Appears in: Fiction Focus : New Titles for Teenagers , vol. 14 no. 1 2000; (p. 38)

— Review of My Place Sally Morgan 1987 single work autobiography
On the Threshold of a Renaissance - Recent Aboriginal Writing in Australia Emmanuel S. Nelson , 1990 single work review
— Appears in: Antipodes , Winter vol. 4 no. 2 1990; (p. 131-133)

— Review of Story About Feeling Bill Neidjie 1989 selected work poetry ; Wanamurraganya : The Story of Jack McPhee Sally Morgan 1989 single work biography ; My Place Sally Morgan 1987 single work autobiography ; Writing from the Fringe : A Study of Modern Aboriginal Literature Mudrooroo 1990 single work criticism
Re-Charting the Globe Helena Smith , 1992 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Studies , November no. 6 1992; (p. 140-142)

— Review of The Road from Coorain Jill Ker Conway 1989 single work autobiography ; My Place Sally Morgan 1987 single work autobiography
A Place of Miraculous Freshness Barbara Jefferis , 1987 single work review
— Appears in: The Weekend Australian , 4-5 July 1987; (p. 14)

— Review of My Place Sally Morgan 1987 single work autobiography
A Self Discovered by Exploring the Past Hope Hewitt , 1987 single work review
— Appears in: The Canberra Times , 19 September 1987; (p. B4)

— Review of My Place Sally Morgan 1987 single work autobiography
Search for an Identity Uncovers Love Dianne Johnson , 1987 single work review
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 11 July 1987; (p. 47)

— Review of My Place Sally Morgan 1987 single work autobiography
The Dark Face of a Woman's Place Helen Daniel , 1987 single work review
— Appears in: The Age , 4 July 1987; (p. 12)

— Review of My Place Sally Morgan 1987 single work autobiography
The Truth About Those Little White Lies Rosemary Clark , 1987 single work review
— Appears in: The Advertiser , 1 August 1987; (p. 4)

— Review of My Place Sally Morgan 1987 single work autobiography
Untitled Dianne Johnson , 1987 single work review
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 11 July 1987;

— Review of My Place Sally Morgan 1987 single work autobiography
Aboriginals in History John Mulvaney , 1988 single work review
— Appears in: Overland , June no. 111 1988; (p. 92-95)

— Review of My Place Sally Morgan 1987 single work autobiography
Crushed by Civilization Henry Reynolds , 1988 single work review
— Appears in: The Times Literary Supplement , 1-7 January 1988; (p. 20)

— Review of My Place Sally Morgan 1987 single work autobiography
Untitled Danny Gardner , 1988 single work review
— Appears in: The Book Magazine , Autumn vol. 1 no. 4 1988; (p. 8-9)

— Review of My Place Sally Morgan 1987 single work autobiography
A Century Apart but Message Still Clear Martin Flanagan , 1989 single work review
— Appears in: The Age , 31 October 1989; (p. 18)

— Review of My Place Sally Morgan 1987 single work autobiography
Librarian Sally Morgan Wins High Praise for Her Book 1989 single work review
— Appears in: Library Journal , 15 April. vol. 114 no. 7 1989; (p. 14)

— Review of My Place Sally Morgan 1987 single work autobiography
My Place 1989 single work review
— Appears in: The Courier-Mail , 10 October 1989; (p. 38)

— Review of My Place Sally Morgan 1987 single work autobiography
Queen Anne's Lace for the Truth Nettie Jones , 1989 single work review
— Appears in: Los Angeles Times Book Review , 28 May 1989; (p. 5)

— Review of My Place Sally Morgan 1987 single work autobiography
The Whitefellas Don't Understand Janette Turner Hospital , 1989 single work review
— Appears in: The New York Times Book Review , 19 February 1989; (p. 13-14)

— Review of My Place Sally Morgan 1987 single work autobiography
'Worth in the Telling' : Tales of Trauma in Australian Aboriginal Narratives Clare Bradford , 2001 single work criticism
— Appears in: Canadian Children's Literature , Winter vol. 27 no. 4 (104) 2001; (p. 8-25)
y Aboriginal Experience Lloyd Cameron , Glebe : Pascal Press , 1994 Z1019180 1994 single work criticism
form y Aboriginal Experience Martin Didsbury , 1994 Z1019197 1994 single work film/TV

'The stories told by Ruby Langford Ginibi in Don't Take Your Love to Town, Sally Morgan My Place, and Mudrooroo in Wild Cat Falling provide the starting point for discussions on some of the key events and issues that have affected Aboriginal people.

Part 1: 'Aboriginal Experience' looks at the practice of removing Aboriginal children from their families, and denial of Aboriginality and equal rights. Part 2: 'Reclaiming Identity' looks at the importance of the family and the land to Aboriginal people and their quest to reclaim their identity.'

y Recovery and Restoration : Changing Identities of Aboriginal Women in Australia Gail Maria Hennessy , 1999 Z1019315 1999 single work thesis The thesis critically examines four autobiographical writers. These four writers, Margaret Tucker, Glenyse Ward, Sally Morgan and Ruby Langford Ginibi illustrate different ways of constructing an Aboriginal identity in their published texts.
Catch to $5 Cheapie For Bookbuyers Rosemary Sorensen , 2003 single work column
— Appears in: The Courier-Mail , 22 March 2003; (p. 7)
Locating the Self in Moral Space : Globalisation and Autobiography David Parker , 2002 single work criticism
— Appears in: Selves Crossing Cultures : Autobiography and Globalisation 2002; (p. 3-21)
Sally Morgan's My Place : Exposing the (Ab)original 'Text' behind Whitefellas' History Sheila Collingwood-Whittick , 2002 single work criticism
— Appears in: Commonwealth , vol. 25 no. 1 2002; (p. 41-58)
Author's abstract : In presenting an autobiographical account of her own and her family's life experience, Sally Morgan exposes the Aborigines' post-contact history - hitherto obliterated, 'overwritten', as all colonised peoples' histories are, by the official, historical accounts of the colonial culture. The quest for her Aboriginal identity further enables Morgan both to un- and re-cover a cultural heritage that had been deliberately obscured by the white 'script' superimposed upon it.
Legitimising the Personal Voice : Shame and the Stolen Generation Testimony Kay Schaffer , 2003 single work criticism
— Appears in: Resistance and Reconciliation : Writing in the Commonwealth 2003; (p. 47-62)
Reconciliation and Cultural (In)difference Chris Prentice , 2003 single work criticism
— Appears in: Resistance and Reconciliation : Writing in the Commonwealth 2003; (p. 168-186)
'Why, White Man, Why?' : White Australia as the Addressee of Apostrophe in Contemporary Aboriginal Writing Russell West-Pavlov , 2002 single work criticism
— Appears in: Zeitschrift fur Anglistik und Amerikanistik , vol. 50 no. 2 2002; (p. 166-178) Imaginary Antipodes : Essays on Contemporary Australian Literature and Culture 2011; (p. 23-36)
'Contemporary Australian indigenous literature is characterised by a remarkably prevalent use of apostrophic address directed at the white reader. This mode of direct address in black literary texts draws attention to the political dynamics moulding reader-writer relations in contemporary Australia. The article examines numerous examples of this direct mode of address in prose, poetry and drama, and argues that this direct mode of address is a central element in the message of black writers. The use of apostrophe implies the active 'positioning' of the white reader on the part of the indigenous speaker; only by virtue of this positioning is the reading process made possible. The direct mode of address in these texts thus demands that the reader take up a stance characterised by a readiness to listen attentively to black literary voices.' (Author's abstract)
Genocide With Good Intentions, The Stolen Generation And My Place Gail Maria Hennessy , 2001 single work criticism
— Appears in: Social Alternatives , August vol. 20 no. 3 2001; (p. 45-49)
Accidental Author Fran Cusworth , 2003 single work column
— Appears in: Herald Sun , 26 July 2003; (p. 29)
y Life Writing : Literarische Identitatskonstruktion in schwarzaustralischen Autobiographien und Lebensgeschichten Heinz Schurmann-Zeggel , Berne : Peter Lang , 1999 Z1093511 1999 single work criticism The study Life Writing: Literarische Identitätskonstruktion in schwarzaustralischen Autobiographien und Lebensgeschichten [Life Writing: Literary construction of identity in black-Australian autobiographies and life stories] looks at 50 autobiographical texts by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander writers, published up to 1992. It examines in more detail some representative works, focussing on the subject of identity. Moreover, it discusses problems surrounding the European representation of indigeous peoples predominant in previous studies of black Australian writing. Includes short biographies of writers discussed.
Expert Defends Author of My Place Trevor Robb , 2004 single work column
— Appears in: The Sunday Age , 21 March 2004; (p. 2)
DNA May End Literary Family Row Torrance Mendez , 2004 single work column
— Appears in: The West Australian , 19 March 2004; (p. 5)
Voice of Australia: Who Speaks for the Aborigine? Anjali Gera Roy , 2004 single work criticism
— Appears in: Cultural Interfaces 2004; (p. 18-29)
Roy examines the 'legitimacy of the speaking subject' and concludes that 'If the speaking status of the aboriginal writer is legitimised merely by identity markers like whiteness and blackness, non-aboriginal writers like Wositzky would naturally be denied entry. However, they could claim speaking rights by speaking space of writing. Mudrooroo or Morgan are no more privileged than Wositzky in articulating primordial aboriginal identities. On the other hand, finding a vantage point in the discursive space of orality can help them archive, if not recover, aboriginal voice.'
Racist and Colonial Consciousness: Reading Judith Wright and Sally Morgan Harpreet Pruthi , 2004 single work criticism
— Appears in: Cultural Interfaces 2004; (p. 107-117)
Pruthi asserts that 'Australian women's writing [...] tends to tread on problematic grounds as it ends up confining itself to the very limits imposed and demarcated by the patriarchal-colonial-monolithic institution of literature as politics and politics as literature.'
Uncovering Collective Crimes : Sally Morgan's 'My Place' as Australian Indigenous Detective Narrative Russell West-Pavlov , 2003 single work criticism
— Appears in: Sleuthing Ethnicity : The Detective in Multiethnic Crime Fiction 2003; (p. 280-296) Investigating Arthur Upfield : A Centenary Collection of Critical Essays 2012; (p. 176-194) Imaginary Antipodes : Essays on Contemporary Australian Literature and Culture 2011; (p. 37-50)
Differences Within: Three Australian Women Writers Wenche Ommundsen , 1995 single work criticism
— Appears in: A Sense of Difference 1995; (p. 25-47)
The article emphasises the diversity of contemporary Australian women's writing.
y Cross Talk : Collaborative Indigenous Life Writing in Australia and Canada Michael Jacklin , 2004 Z1351079 2004 single work thesis This thesis provides a comparative analysis of collaborative Indigenous life writing texts produced in Australia and Canada. Drawing on the large body of Indigenous life writing texts produced in both countries, the critical and theoretical literature surrounding these texts, and twenty-nine interviews conducted during the course of research with participants in Aboriginal and First Nations collaborative life writing, the author argues that literary criticism needs to take into account the co-operative basis of textual production as well as the constraining factors that shape the outcome of collaborative texts. Further, he argues for the importance of non-Indigenous critics acknowledging the centrality of Indigenous protocols in both the production and reception of collaborative Indigenous life writing. The thesis is based upon the premise that readers and producers of collaborative Indigenous life writing texts can and should talk to each other and that each group can benefit from such cross talk.
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