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Issue Details: First known date: 2001... 2001 Nirvana's Children
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'Napolean was born to conquer the world—or something. But the world can be a disappointing place. Busting his way out of school he takes to the streets of the Cross, hooking up with Sammie, an astro-chick with attitude and a sweet tooth. Napolean soon falls into the orbit of the doll-faced, charismatic gang leader, Blondie, & the battle begins. What's to be done when the kids are planning Armageddon & Luna Park just keeps laughing?' (Source: Eidolon.net)

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  • This work is affiliated with the AustLit subset Asian-Australian Children's Literature and Publishing because it has Filippino characters.

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Works about this Work

Dogboys and Lost Things, or, Anchoring a Floating Signifier : Race and Critical Multiculturalism Debra Dudek , 2006 single work criticism
— Appears in: Ariel , October vol. 37 no. 4 2006; (p. 1-20) Australian Made : A Multicultural Reader 2010; (p. 97-118)
'In her 2004 book on multiculturalism, Haunted Nations: The Colonial Dimensions of Multiculturalisms, Sneja Gunew persistently refers to the term multiculturalism as a floating signifier. (1) While this notion of a floating signifier is helpful because it acknowledges different ways in which multiculturalism functions in specific contexts, it may be unhelpful when it floats so much as to lose any signification. While I identify myself as a postmodernist and, therefore, regularly resist universalist terminology, I find myself in a peculiar position of wanting to put limits on the term multiculturalism. (2) If multiculturalism can mean anything, then why is it important to analyze children's literature through the lens of multiculturalism, I wonder.' - Author's abstract
Angry Adolescent Peter Christiansen , 2003 single work review
— Appears in: Dotlit : The Online Journal of Creative Writing , August vol. 4 no. 1 2003;

— Review of Nirvana's Children Ranulfo Concon , 2001 single work novel
Untitled Julie Long , 2001 single work review
— Appears in: Reading Time : The Journal of the Children's Book Council of Australia , November vol. 45 no. 4 2001; (p. 31)

— Review of Nirvana's Children Ranulfo Concon , 2001 single work novel
Untitled Sally Pyvis , 2001 single work review
— Appears in: Fiction Focus : New Titles for Teenagers , vol. 15 no. 2 2001; (p. 27-28)

— Review of Nirvana's Children Ranulfo Concon , 2001 single work novel
Untitled Helen Purdie , 2001 single work review
— Appears in: Magpies : Talking About Books for Children , July vol. 16 no. 3 2001; (p. 38-39)

— Review of Nirvana's Children Ranulfo Concon , 2001 single work novel
Untitled Julie Long , 2001 single work review
— Appears in: Reading Time : The Journal of the Children's Book Council of Australia , November vol. 45 no. 4 2001; (p. 31)

— Review of Nirvana's Children Ranulfo Concon , 2001 single work novel
Angry Adolescent Peter Christiansen , 2003 single work review
— Appears in: Dotlit : The Online Journal of Creative Writing , August vol. 4 no. 1 2003;

— Review of Nirvana's Children Ranulfo Concon , 2001 single work novel
CoverNotes Lucy Sussex , 2001 single work review
— Appears in: The Sunday Age , 13 May 2001; (p. 11) The West Australian , 9 June 2001; (p. 8)

— Review of Nirvana's Children Ranulfo Concon , 2001 single work novel
Untitled Peter Christiansen , 2001 single work review
— Appears in: Imago : New Writing , vol. 13 no. 3 2001; (p. 187-188)

— Review of Nirvana's Children Ranulfo Concon , 2001 single work novel
Napoleon with Attitude Margot Hillel , 2001 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Book Review , August no. 233 2001; (p. 62-63)

— Review of The Year It All Happened Catherine Bateson , 2001 single work novel ; Nirvana's Children Ranulfo Concon , 2001 single work novel ; Finding Grace Alyssa Brugman , 2001 single work novel
Dogboys and Lost Things, or, Anchoring a Floating Signifier : Race and Critical Multiculturalism Debra Dudek , 2006 single work criticism
— Appears in: Ariel , October vol. 37 no. 4 2006; (p. 1-20) Australian Made : A Multicultural Reader 2010; (p. 97-118)
'In her 2004 book on multiculturalism, Haunted Nations: The Colonial Dimensions of Multiculturalisms, Sneja Gunew persistently refers to the term multiculturalism as a floating signifier. (1) While this notion of a floating signifier is helpful because it acknowledges different ways in which multiculturalism functions in specific contexts, it may be unhelpful when it floats so much as to lose any signification. While I identify myself as a postmodernist and, therefore, regularly resist universalist terminology, I find myself in a peculiar position of wanting to put limits on the term multiculturalism. (2) If multiculturalism can mean anything, then why is it important to analyze children's literature through the lens of multiculturalism, I wonder.' - Author's abstract
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