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  • Dhuuluu-Yala=To Talk Straight : Publishing Indigenous Literature

    Links on this page are to material excerpted from:

    Dhuuluu-Yala=To Talk Straight : Publishing Indigenous Literature by Anita Heiss (Canberra, Australian Capital Territory : Aboriginal Studies Press, 2003).

    Each item is reproduced with the generous permission of the publisher.

    Footnotes from the original publication are included at the end of each extract. Unless otherwise indicated, quotes from Jackie Huggins, Jeanie Bell, Lisa Bellear, Cathie Craigie, Melissa Lucashenko, Sandra Phillips and Herb Wharton are sourced from the following personal interviews conducted by Anita Heiss:

    • Jackie Huggins, personal interview, 10 December 1997.
    • Jeanie Bell, personal interview, 15 January 1998.
    • Lisa Bellear, personal interview, 5 June 1997.
    • Cathie Craigie, personal interview, 9 October 1997.
    • Melissa Lucashenko, personal interview, 30 January 1998.
    • Sandra Phillips, personal interview, 5 June 1997.
    • HerbWharton, personal interview, 10 December 1997.
    • Sam Cook, email to the author, 2 October 1999.

    Indigenous Writing and Identity

    (extract from Chapter 1, 'Indigenous Writing and Identity', p.2)


    What is Indigenous literature?

    (extract from Chapter 3, 'Indigenous Discourse', pp.25-28)


    Aboriginality and Writing

    (extract from Chapter 3, 'Indigenous Discourse', pp.41-43)


    Post-Colonial – NOT!

    (extract from Chapter 3, 'Indigenous Discourse', pp.43-46)


    Indigenous and Intellectual Property Rights

    (extract from Chapter 6, 'Indigenous Cultural and Intellectual Property Rights', pp.83-87)

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