y Manoa periodical issue  
Alternative title: Where the Rivers Meet : New Writings from Australia
Note: Guest editors.
Issue Details: First known date: 2006 vol. 18 no. 2 2006 2006 of Manoa est. 1989
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AbstractHistoryArchive Description

'More than two dozen contemporary novelists, essayists, and poets are collected in this remarkable collection of work from Australia, a complex country with a multilayered history. Among these outstanding writers is a growing number of Indigenous authors, whose voices are included here. Their stories - many of them previously untold in literature - deepen and expand our understanding of the experiences that comprise Australia's past, present, and future. Both the Indigenous and non-Indigenous authors in Where the Rivers Meet address their country's struggle to create a shared citizenship and sense of belonging. Some seek the key to this shared belonging in the creation of a more just relationship to the land and in issues of ownership. Others find clarity and rejuvenation in the country's harsh and beautiful wildness. Still others emphasize, in the words of Melissa Lucashenko, that we need to hear 'the small, quiet stories in a human mouth' in order to truly know this land and its people.' -- Publisher's website.

Notes

  • Includes ten photographs by Indigenous photographer Ricky Maynard.

Contents

* Contents derived from the 2006 version. Please note that other versions/publications may contain different contents. See the Publication Details.
The Rivers of Babylon, Deborah Bird Rose , 2006 single work essay (p. 1-6)
Walk My Country, Robyn Davidson , 2006 single work essay
Robyn Davidson returns to an area of the Northern Territory through which she passed during the 1977 journey she described in Tracks. She goes to farewell Eddy, an Indigenous man who accompanied her on part of that journey and who died while she was travelling in India.
(p. 7-17)
Back Roadi"revisiting childhood", Sam Wagan Watson , 2004 single work poetry (p. 18)
Brunswick St Bluesi"Brunswick St", Sam Wagan Watson , 2004 single work poetry (p. 18-19)
Jaded Olympic Momentsi"they made their way through the sliding-door", Sam Wagan Watson , 2002 single work poetry (p. 19-20)
Pinjarrai"Down at the site of the battle which was more like a slaughter", John Mateer , 2006 single work poetry (p. 21)
The Speaking Voicei"They murdered my father. Like they murdered", John Mateer , 2000 single work poetry The Voice (p. 21-22)
Note: With title: The Voice
Not Quite White in the Head, Melissa Lucashenko , 2003-2004 single work essay (p. 23-31)
The Bulldozer, Tony Birch , 2006 single work short story (p. 33-39)
Summeri"A trip to the corner shop will take all day", Kevin Hart , 2005 single work poetry (p. 40)
Herei"In a bare room where light pours in from the ocean", Esther Ottaway , 2005 single work poetry (p. 40-41)
Lightning Wordsi"Old almond moonlight", Kevin Hart , 2006 single work poetry (p. 41-42)
Skyline, Burwood, 1954i"Day by day, the big screen climbing higher", John Jenkins , 2006 single work poetry (p. 43)
Seduced by Starlighti"These rafts of simple poems", John Jenkins , 1996 single work poetry (p. 44)
[Untitled] (from Home), Larissa Behrendt , 2006 extract novel (p. 45-55)
Note: Includes glossary.
Granitei"I find the empty quarter", Louise Crisp , 2006 single work poetry (p. 56)
Lagooni"Lagoon paddler, as the fisherman said:", Louise Crisp , 2006 single work poetry (p. 56-57)
Dunesi"I grieve in the dunes", Louise Crisp , 2006 single work poetry (p. 57)
Felix's Seedsi"Light swells this blue water", Adrienne Eberhard , 2006 single work poetry (p. 58)
Recherche Bay, 1792, Adrienne Eberhard , 2006 sequence poetry (p. 58-59)

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

Works about this Work

The Pointed Review Larissa Behrendt , 2007 single work review
— Appears in: National Indigenous Times , 5 April vol. 6 no. 126 2007; (p. 32)
Untitled Cameron Muir , 2007 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Humanities Review , August no. 42 2007;

— Review of Manoa vol. 18 no. 2 2006 2006 periodical issue
Untitled Cameron Muir , 2007 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Humanities Review , August no. 42 2007;

— Review of Manoa vol. 18 no. 2 2006 2006 periodical issue
The Pointed Review Larissa Behrendt , 2007 single work review
— Appears in: National Indigenous Times , 5 April vol. 6 no. 126 2007; (p. 32)
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