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Issue Details: First known date: 2004... 2004 The Return of the Oppressed : Re-Writing the Female Self in Lilian's Story and Joan Makes History
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Examining the female protagonists in two of Grenville's novels, Jose concludes that 'Storytelling is one of the strongest strategies used by Grenville. The story replaces what happens, and having control over the story provides control over the truth. It is the one who tells the story, who is made immortal. Grenville has control, very much like her protagonists Lilian and Joan. It is in the act of "telling" and "voicing" their stories, that Grenville is able to avenge those who have tradtionally been rendered voiceless.'

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Epigraph: In a world where language and naming are power, silence is oppresssion, is violence. (Rich 204)
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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. 100-106
    Note: Includes brief bibliography
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