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Roy examines the 'legitimacy of the speaking subject' and concludes that 'If the speaking status of the aboriginal writer is legitimised merely by identity markers like whiteness and blackness, non-aboriginal writers like Wositzky would naturally be denied entry. However, they could claim speaking rights by speaking space of writing. Mudrooroo or Morgan are no more privileged than Wositzky in articulating primordial aboriginal identities. On the other hand, finding a vantage point in the discursive space of orality can help them archive, if not recover, aboriginal voice.'

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    y separately published work icon Cultural Interfaces S. K. Sareen (editor), Sheel C. Nuna (editor), Malati Mathur (editor), New Delhi : Indialog Publications , 2004 Z1101341 2004 anthology criticism 'Cultural Interfaces is a collection of twenty papers by international as well as young research scholars engaged in Australian Studies in India. These were presented at the First International Conference of the Indian Association for the Study of Australia (IASA). With contributions from Bruce Bennett, Jennifer Strauss, Dennis Haskell, Satendra Nandan, David Kimber, Fran Siemensma, Parimal Roy and Marianne Robinson, Y. Yagama Reddy and Quentin-Stevenson Perks amongst many others, this volume reflects a dynamic engagement of ideas, both from a literary and a socio-political perspective, in the areas of history, culture, art, trade and education. The interfaces these essays provide, the interdisciplinary ethos they promote, are a much-needed new dimension to the study of Australian culture, society and polity in India. The present collection is set to meet precisely that objective.' New Delhi : Indialog Publications , 2004 pg. 18-29
    Note: Includes bibliography
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