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Issue Details: First known date: 2017... 2017 Australian Aboriginal Women’s Protest Poetry
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'In this chapter, Brewster revisits the category of Australian Aboriginal protest poetry to see how its imperatives have changed since the 1980s. The chapter starts with the caveat that not all Aboriginal poetry is protest poetry. However, while Aboriginal poetry has always been written in a wide variety of styles and modes, protest continues to be a prominent constitutive feature of that field. Brewster aims not to privilege protest poetry as the most “authentic”, salient, or even the dominant aesthetic in the field of contemporary Aboriginal poetry but to demarcate it as a discrete body of work, identifying its politico-aesthetics and the cultural work it undertakes.'

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    y separately published work icon Claiming Space for Australian Women's Writing Devaleena Das (editor), Sanjukta Dasgupta (editor), London : Palgrave Macmillan , 2017 13603502 2017 anthology criticism

    'This volume explores the subterfuges, strategies, and choices that Australian women writers have navigated in order to challenge patriarchal stereotypes and assert themselves as writers of substance. Contextualized within the pioneering efforts of white, Aboriginal, and immigrant Australian women in initiating an alternative literary tradition, the text captures a wide range of multiracial Australian women authors’ insightful reflections on crucial issues such as war and silent mourning, emergence of a Australian national heroine, racial purity and Aboriginal motherhood, communism and activism, feminist rivalry, sexual transgressions, autobiography and art of letter writing, city space and female subjectivity, lesbianism, gender implications of spatial categories, placement and displacement, dwelling and travel, location and dislocation and female body politics. Claiming Space for Australian Women’s Writing tracks Australian women authors’ varied journeys across cultural, political and racial borders in the canter of contemporary political discourse.'

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    London : Palgrave Macmillan , 2017
    pg. 245-259
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