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Issue Details: First known date: 2013... 2013 Talking Amongst Ourselves : 'Auntie Rita', A Private and Public Conversation of Healing
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'In 1994, Jackie Huggins and her mother Rita published a ground-breaking collaborative memoir, Auntie Rita . Through Jackie’s positioning in the text as commentator, interlocutor, and daughter, Auntie Rita becomes a complex inter-generational narrative that charts not only the individual life stories of Rita and Jackie but also a larger story of Aboriginal history in twentieth-century Australia. ' (Author's abstract)

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  • Epigraph:

    [I]t was something that I really wanted to do for her, as a daughter to a mother, as a gift in a way that she and I could especially share.

    —Jackie Huggins, “To Sit Down and Write that Book”

    [T]he written word remains the most common site of conversation between white and Indigenous Australians.

    —Alison Ravenscroft, “Who Is the White Subject?: Reading, Writing, Whiteness”

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Talking Amongst Ourselves : 'Auntie Rita', A Private and Public Conversation of Healingsmall AustLit logo a/b : Auto/Biography Studies
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  • Auntie Rita Rita Cynthia Huggins , Jackie Huggins , 1994 single work biography
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