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Alternative title: Asylum; Outsiders
Issue Details: First known date: 2004 2004
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AbstractHistoryArchive Description

Comprises part of Southerly volume 64, number 1, 2004.

Notes

  • "... 'Asylum', a double-barrelled issue of Southerly comprising 'Outsiders', a foreshortened regular edition with a focus on 'Outsider' art and writing, and 'Another Country', a remarkable anthology of work by asylum seekers" -- Editorial. Includes CD produced for this issue by the Loop Orchestra.

Contents

* Contents derived from the Broadway, Inner Sydney, Sydney, New South Wales,: Halstead Press , 2004 version. Please note that other versions/publications may contain different contents. See the Publication Details.
Mina's Diary, Mina , 2004 single work autobiography

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

    • Broadway, Inner Sydney, Sydney, New South Wales,: Halstead Press , 2004 .
      Extent: 96p.
      Limited edition info: 100 signed and numbered copies.
      Note/s:
      • This special edition which comprises part of Southerly volume 64 number 1 has been produced for PEN and the 2004 Sydney Writers' Festival. -- Title page
      ISBN: 19, 1920831169, 192083107X
Alternative title: Another Country : Writers in Detention
    • Sydney, New South Wales,: Halstead Press , 2005 .
      Extent: 127p.
      Edition info: New expanded edition.
      Description: illus. (b & w)
      Note/s:
      • Includes notes on contributors.
      ISBN: 1920831282

Works about this Work

Refugee Life Writing in Australia : Testimonios by Iranians Laetitia Nanquette , 2014 single work
— Appears in: Postcolonial Text , vol. 9 no. 2 2014;
This paper examines a growing trend of contemporary Australian writing, life narrations by refugees, along the genre of testimonio. It uses the example of Iranian writings, as Iranians compose the majority of asylum-seekers in Australia today. It questions the voice refugee writers are given by the Australian writers who help them to write or publish their life stories and ask how their writings redefine the genre of testimonio, used to tell the history of contemporary traumatic migrations to Australia. [Author's abstract]
Dr Rosie Scott Awarded Life Membership Bernadette Burke , 2012 single work column
— Appears in: Sydney Pen Magazine , May 2012; (p. 3-4)
Books and Debate About the Australian Government's Policies Towards Asylum Seekers Ann Shead , 2012 single work criticism
— Appears in: Republics of Letters : Literary Communities in Australia 2012; (p. 53-68)
'The power of book publishing on the wider Australian polity in the twenty-first century is the subject of Jan Zwar's chapter. She uses 'empirical mapping' - data from Nielsen BookScan, Factiva and parliamentary records - to examine the impact of books on the asylum-seeker debate of the 2000s. Patterns of reviews, media mentions, academic citations and references in parliament can indicate in what ways books, and those who write and publish them, remain 'actively part of the democratic process.'' (Kirkpatrick, Peter and Dixon, Robert: Introduction xiii-xvi)
Dialogue and Decentralisation in Australian Asylum Anthologies Emma Cox , 2010 single work criticism
— Appears in: Life Writing , December vol. 7 no. 3 2010; (p. 285-302)
'In Australia, the field of contemporary creative representation of asylum is enriched by diverse non-professional and community-based work, including self-narratives by asylum seekers and refugees. This essay situates three Australian asylum anthologies as products of heterogeneous community engagements and dialogues...In each anthology, a range of subject types - men, women and children from different ethnic, cultural, religious and educational backgrounds - coalesces so that a diversity of voices is presented within the privileged space of the book. Drawing lines of rhizomatic connection between autonomous sections of society, the texts map the grassroots structures of support, advocacy and community within which relations between asylum seekers, refugees and Australians operate. In each, writers engage in acts of speaking across the borders of language, culture, education and power, claiming a subaltern stake in cosmopolitan conversation.' (Author's abstract p. 285)
In Praise of Political Fiction Rosie Scott , 2008 single work criticism
— Appears in: Just Words? : Australian Authors Writing for Justice 2008; (p. 30-45)
Rosie Scott argues for the importance of political fiction in Australian society and culture at the beginning of the twenty-first century. She writes: 'I want to suggest that as a body of work [political fiction] can create important life-sustaining myths that provide a healthy counter-balance to the superficial, the destructive and the heartless, which are always present in society and now, perhaps more than at any other period, in Australian history' (p. 33). She draws comparison to overseas political writing and then in the second half of the essay she offers exensive comment on the process of initiating, compiling and editing the anthology Another Country.
Another Country Rosie Scott , 2007 single work criticism
— Appears in: Acting from the Heart : Australian Advocates for Asylum Seekers Tell Their Stories 2007; (p. 175-180)

Editor's note: Writer Rosie Scott outlines the process and the meaning of publishing an anthology of detainees' writing [Another Country].

Scott's piece also includes comment on Tony Zandavar, one of the contributors to Another Country, who was released from detention in 2004.

Advocate Storytellers Stand up for Compassion Thomas Keneally , 2007 single work criticism
— Appears in: Quarterly : Sydney PEN Centre , May no. 127 2007; (p. 9)
Of Murmels and Snigs : Detention-Centre Narratives in Australian Literature for Children and Young Adults Debra Dudek , 2006 single work review
— Appears in: Overland , Summer no. 185 2006; (p. 38-42)

— Review of From Nothing to Zero : Letters from Refugees in Australia's Detention Centres 2003 anthology correspondence ; Walk in My Shoes Alwyn Evans 2004 single work novel ; Dark Dreams : Australian Refugee Stories 2004 anthology autobiography biography essay poetry ; Alyzon Whitestarr Isobelle Carmody 2005 single work novel ; No Place Like Home : Australian Stories by Young Writers Aged 8-21 Years 2005 anthology biography short story autobiography essay ; Number 8 Anna Fienberg 2006 single work novel ; Boy Overboard Morris Gleitzman 2002 single work children's fiction ; Girl Underground Morris Gleitzman 2004 single work children's fiction ; Soraya the Storyteller Rosanne Hawke 2004 single work children's fiction ; Ali the Bold Heart Jane Jolly 2006 single work picture book ; Another Country 2004 anthology poetry autobiography prose diary correspondence ; Refugees David Miller 2003 single work picture book ; The Slightly Bruised Glory of Cedar B. Hartley (Who Can't Help Flying High and Falling in Deep) Martine Murray 2005 single work children's fiction ; Dancing the Boom-Cha-Cha Boogie Narelle Oliver 2005 single work picture book ; Dreaming Australia Steve Tolbert 2004 single work novel
Untitled Laura Jan Shore , 2006 single work review
— Appears in: Five Bells , Spring vol. 13 no. 4 2006; (p. 54-55)

— Review of Another Country 2004 anthology poetry autobiography prose diary correspondence
Of Murmels and Snigs : Detention-Centre Narratives in Australian Literature for Children and Young Adults Debra Dudek , 2006 single work review
— Appears in: Overland , Summer no. 185 2006; (p. 38-42)

— Review of From Nothing to Zero : Letters from Refugees in Australia's Detention Centres 2003 anthology correspondence ; Walk in My Shoes Alwyn Evans 2004 single work novel ; Dark Dreams : Australian Refugee Stories 2004 anthology autobiography biography essay poetry ; Alyzon Whitestarr Isobelle Carmody 2005 single work novel ; No Place Like Home : Australian Stories by Young Writers Aged 8-21 Years 2005 anthology biography short story autobiography essay ; Number 8 Anna Fienberg 2006 single work novel ; Boy Overboard Morris Gleitzman 2002 single work children's fiction ; Girl Underground Morris Gleitzman 2004 single work children's fiction ; Soraya the Storyteller Rosanne Hawke 2004 single work children's fiction ; Ali the Bold Heart Jane Jolly 2006 single work picture book ; Another Country 2004 anthology poetry autobiography prose diary correspondence ; Refugees David Miller 2003 single work picture book ; The Slightly Bruised Glory of Cedar B. Hartley (Who Can't Help Flying High and Falling in Deep) Martine Murray 2005 single work children's fiction ; Dancing the Boom-Cha-Cha Boogie Narelle Oliver 2005 single work picture book ; Dreaming Australia Steve Tolbert 2004 single work novel
Untitled Laura Jan Shore , 2006 single work review
— Appears in: Five Bells , Spring vol. 13 no. 4 2006; (p. 54-55)

— Review of Another Country 2004 anthology poetry autobiography prose diary correspondence
Another Country Rosie Scott , 2007 single work criticism
— Appears in: Acting from the Heart : Australian Advocates for Asylum Seekers Tell Their Stories 2007; (p. 175-180)

Editor's note: Writer Rosie Scott outlines the process and the meaning of publishing an anthology of detainees' writing [Another Country].

Scott's piece also includes comment on Tony Zandavar, one of the contributors to Another Country, who was released from detention in 2004.

In Praise of Political Fiction Rosie Scott , 2008 single work criticism
— Appears in: Just Words? : Australian Authors Writing for Justice 2008; (p. 30-45)
Rosie Scott argues for the importance of political fiction in Australian society and culture at the beginning of the twenty-first century. She writes: 'I want to suggest that as a body of work [political fiction] can create important life-sustaining myths that provide a healthy counter-balance to the superficial, the destructive and the heartless, which are always present in society and now, perhaps more than at any other period, in Australian history' (p. 33). She draws comparison to overseas political writing and then in the second half of the essay she offers exensive comment on the process of initiating, compiling and editing the anthology Another Country.
Dialogue and Decentralisation in Australian Asylum Anthologies Emma Cox , 2010 single work criticism
— Appears in: Life Writing , December vol. 7 no. 3 2010; (p. 285-302)
'In Australia, the field of contemporary creative representation of asylum is enriched by diverse non-professional and community-based work, including self-narratives by asylum seekers and refugees. This essay situates three Australian asylum anthologies as products of heterogeneous community engagements and dialogues...In each anthology, a range of subject types - men, women and children from different ethnic, cultural, religious and educational backgrounds - coalesces so that a diversity of voices is presented within the privileged space of the book. Drawing lines of rhizomatic connection between autonomous sections of society, the texts map the grassroots structures of support, advocacy and community within which relations between asylum seekers, refugees and Australians operate. In each, writers engage in acts of speaking across the borders of language, culture, education and power, claiming a subaltern stake in cosmopolitan conversation.' (Author's abstract p. 285)
Advocate Storytellers Stand up for Compassion Thomas Keneally , 2007 single work criticism
— Appears in: Quarterly : Sydney PEN Centre , May no. 127 2007; (p. 9)
Dr Rosie Scott Awarded Life Membership Bernadette Burke , 2012 single work column
— Appears in: Sydney Pen Magazine , May 2012; (p. 3-4)
Books and Debate About the Australian Government's Policies Towards Asylum Seekers Ann Shead , 2012 single work criticism
— Appears in: Republics of Letters : Literary Communities in Australia 2012; (p. 53-68)
'The power of book publishing on the wider Australian polity in the twenty-first century is the subject of Jan Zwar's chapter. She uses 'empirical mapping' - data from Nielsen BookScan, Factiva and parliamentary records - to examine the impact of books on the asylum-seeker debate of the 2000s. Patterns of reviews, media mentions, academic citations and references in parliament can indicate in what ways books, and those who write and publish them, remain 'actively part of the democratic process.'' (Kirkpatrick, Peter and Dixon, Robert: Introduction xiii-xvi)
Refugee Life Writing in Australia : Testimonios by Iranians Laetitia Nanquette , 2014 single work
— Appears in: Postcolonial Text , vol. 9 no. 2 2014;
This paper examines a growing trend of contemporary Australian writing, life narrations by refugees, along the genre of testimonio. It uses the example of Iranian writings, as Iranians compose the majority of asylum-seekers in Australia today. It questions the voice refugee writers are given by the Australian writers who help them to write or publish their life stories and ask how their writings redefine the genre of testimonio, used to tell the history of contemporary traumatic migrations to Australia. [Author's abstract]
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