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Issue Details: First known date: 2002... 2002 The Many-Coloured Land : A Return to Ireland
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  • Dedication: in memory of my cousin Wendy Knolle (nee Hurburgh), brave spirit, who discovered the stoires of our Irish great-great-grandmothers, but did not live to see them told.
  • Epigraph: The black potatoes scattered our neighbours, Sent them to the poorhouse and across the sea; They are stretched in hundreds in the mountain graveyard, May the heavenly host take up their plea. O God of Glory, save and answer us, Loose our bonds and right our case, Give us light out from your heart again And level the poorhouse in every place. Michael Coady, Na Pratai Dubha (from the song of the Great Famine, attributed to Maire Ni Dhroma of Ring, Co Waterford, c 1850).
  • Epigraph: After this earth there is the world of the Shi. Beyond it again lies the Many-Coloured Land. Next comes the Land of Wonder, and after that the Land of promise awaits us. You will cross clay to get into the Shi; you will cross water to attain the Many-Coloured land; fire must be passed ere the Land of Wonder is attained, but we do not know what will be crossed for the fourth world. James Stephens, Irish Fairy Tales.

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y separately published work icon Reckoning with the Past : Family Historiographies in Postcolonial Australian Literature Ashley Barnwell , Joseph Cummins , Abingdon : Routledge , 2018 17218286 2018 single work criticism

'This is the first book to examine how Australian fiction writers draw on family histories to reckon with the nation's colonial past. Located at the intersection of literature, history, and sociology, it explores the relationships between family storytelling, memory, and postcolonial identity. With attention to the political potential of family histories, Reckoning with the Past argues that authors' often autobiographical works enable us to uncover, confront, and revise national mythologies. An important contribution to the emerging global conversation about multidirectional memory and the need to attend to the effects of colonisation, this book will appeal to an interdisciplinary field of scholarly readers. '

Source: Publisher's blurb.

Nonfiction Robyn Mathison , 2003 single work review
— Appears in: Island , Summer no. 95 2003; (p. 75-79)

— Review of The Many-Coloured Land : A Return to Ireland Christopher Koch , 2002 single work autobiography
Revisiting Europe and the Past: Koch's "Home-Sweet-Home" Truths Jean-François Vernay , 2003 single work review
— Appears in: Antipodes , June vol. 17 no. 1 2003; (p. 72-73)

— Review of The Many-Coloured Land : A Return to Ireland Christopher Koch , 2002 single work autobiography
Too Much Moonshine Aisling Foster , 2003 single work review
— Appears in: The Times Literary Supplement , 30 October no. 5244 2003; (p. 29)

— Review of The Many-Coloured Land : A Return to Ireland Christopher Koch , 2002 single work autobiography
Much to Enjoy in Koch Lorraine Brophy , 2003 single work review
— Appears in: Tain , June-July no. 25 2003; (p. 28)

— Review of The Many-Coloured Land : A Return to Ireland Christopher Koch , 2002 single work autobiography
The Short List Andrew Hamilton , 2002 single work review
— Appears in: Eureka Street , December vol. 12 no. 10 2002; (p. 42)

— Review of The Many-Coloured Land : A Return to Ireland Christopher Koch , 2002 single work autobiography
A Glorious Tribute to Life and Songs and Ireland Frank O'Shea , 2003 single work review
— Appears in: The Canberra Times , 4 January 2003; (p. 17)

— Review of The Many-Coloured Land : A Return to Ireland Christopher Koch , 2002 single work autobiography
Island in the Deep Sophie Masson , 2003 single work review
— Appears in: Quadrant , January-February vol. 47 no. 1-2 2003; (p. 115-116)

— Review of The Many-Coloured Land : A Return to Ireland Christopher Koch , 2002 single work autobiography
The Doubleman Goes Home Laurie Clancy , 2003 single work review
— Appears in: The Age , 15 February 2003; (p. 8)

— Review of The Many-Coloured Land : A Return to Ireland Christopher Koch , 2002 single work autobiography
Much to Enjoy in Koch Lorraine Brophy , 2003 single work review
— Appears in: Tain , June-July no. 25 2003; (p. 28)

— Review of The Many-Coloured Land : A Return to Ireland Christopher Koch , 2002 single work autobiography
y separately published work icon Reckoning with the Past : Family Historiographies in Postcolonial Australian Literature Ashley Barnwell , Joseph Cummins , Abingdon : Routledge , 2018 17218286 2018 single work criticism

'This is the first book to examine how Australian fiction writers draw on family histories to reckon with the nation's colonial past. Located at the intersection of literature, history, and sociology, it explores the relationships between family storytelling, memory, and postcolonial identity. With attention to the political potential of family histories, Reckoning with the Past argues that authors' often autobiographical works enable us to uncover, confront, and revise national mythologies. An important contribution to the emerging global conversation about multidirectional memory and the need to attend to the effects of colonisation, this book will appeal to an interdisciplinary field of scholarly readers. '

Source: Publisher's blurb.

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