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'An essay is presented on the phrase "difficult forms of knowing" given by Australian writer Gail Jones. The author argues that stories and poems cannot stand alone despite being among the most powerful measures to address the challenges in postcolonial. It examines the work of one disciplinary imaginary through another by using the concepts of planetarity by Gayatri Chakravorty Spivak and Paul Gilroy.' (Publication abstract)
'In her 2006 novel Carpentaria, Alexis Wright asserts the importance of local history and traditional customs overt he imposed metanarrative of the nation. Wright begins the novel by stressing the serious consideration that must be given to the unofficial, often unrecorded local narratives which persist and operate below the level of national consciousness...'(From author's introduction)