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Contains a section entitled 'New World Borders' which examines questions to come out of the Government's treatment of people who come to Australia 'illegally'. The section also includes writings by a number of asylum seekers still in a detention centre or with recent experience of living in one.
Includes index to Overland 161-164.
* Contents derived from the 2001 version. Please note that other versions/publications may contain different contents. See the Publication Details.
Lohrey argues that important 'structures of feeling' are emerging in contemporary Australia, especially in discourses and practices of 'the body', 'the self' and the acceptance of ideas and philosophies emanating from Asia. She also makes the point that sometimes literature, particularly narrative fiction, is the best means of encountering, engaging and digesting the emergence of new movements, ideas and politics (Editor's comment).
Transcript of Karen Throssell's speech in memory of her father, Ric Throssell, delivered at the Katharine Susannah Prichard Writers' Centre at 'Greenmount', outside Perth. Incorporates two poems: 'Crusader' by Anne Edgeworth and 'But Please, No Amen' by Karen Throssell.