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'As some recently published works have shown, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander storytellers are continuing to embrace fiction-writing as a vessel for speaking truth to power. Constantly branching out into new genres—experimenting, fusing, transforming—there’s a noticeable increase in First Peoples speculative fiction being published in Australia.

With each line across the page, the colonial grip on the continent loosens. Fingers unclasp, story by story. Not all of these stories are from deep time—some are reimagined or even newly born—but they all carry power. Story-trails weave across paper and screen towards a common destination: truth-telling.'  (Introduction)

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    y separately published work icon Meanjin vol. 78 no. 2 Winter 2019 16972708 2019 periodical issue 'This issue contains a new section of literary reviews, edited by writer and critic Alison Croggon. We have the School of Culture and Communication at the University of Melbourne to thank for the funding that makes this new inclusion possible. It’s just hours old, but this critical writing already feels like a very necessary addition to the regular Meanjin mix.' (from Jonathan Green : Editorial) 2019 pg. 188-191
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