Being 'One of Those' Makes Me Write single work   autobiography  
Issue Details: First known date: 2002 2002
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'This could be an extract from a story. It is an extract from my life story. The conversation happened pretty well just like that - although I fixed it up to make it sound better. Oh , groan! Not only do I think that being "one of those" makes me right but that I can act like some out-of-control deity and rearrange facts to make them read better. But then again, I am a writer and we writers do that. We imagine, we create, rearrange and then we write it all down.' (Source: Abstract, Hodgson, 2002)

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    y Southerly vol. 62 no. 2 Anita Heiss (editor), Penny Van Toorn (editor), 2002 Z1008500 2002 periodical issue (taught in 1 units)

    'Stories Without End includes writing that is complex, innovative, and polished, and writing that is raw, rugged, and passionate. In their different ways, all the pieces are powerful...' (Source: editorial, Southerly Vol. 62 No. 2 2002: 5-6)

    Stories Without End...
    2002
    pg. 133-139

Works about this Work

BlackWords : Writers on Identity Anita Heiss , 2014 single work criticism
— Appears in: JASAL , vol. 14 no. 3 2014; The BlackWords Essays 2015; (p. 2)
'In the 1960s Oodgeroo Noonuccal (then Kath Walker) hit the literary limelight as Australia’s first published ‘Aboriginal poet’ and since then Aboriginal writers have used their work as a form of self-definition and to defend our rights to our identity. Many authors are inspired by the need to redress historical government definitions of Aboriginality, to reclaim pride in First Nation status, to explain the diversity of Aboriginal experience, and to demonstrate the realities and complexities of ‘being Aboriginal’ in the 21st century.' (Author's introduction)
BlackWords : Writers on Identity Anita Heiss , 2014 single work criticism
— Appears in: JASAL , vol. 14 no. 3 2014; The BlackWords Essays 2015; (p. 2)
'In the 1960s Oodgeroo Noonuccal (then Kath Walker) hit the literary limelight as Australia’s first published ‘Aboriginal poet’ and since then Aboriginal writers have used their work as a form of self-definition and to defend our rights to our identity. Many authors are inspired by the need to redress historical government definitions of Aboriginality, to reclaim pride in First Nation status, to explain the diversity of Aboriginal experience, and to demonstrate the realities and complexities of ‘being Aboriginal’ in the 21st century.' (Author's introduction)
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