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In this paper Jacklin argues that the reading of Indigenous life narratives by non-Indigenous academics and their subsequently published reviews and critiques of Indigenous life writing could benefit from the acknowledgement and implementation of Indigenous cultural protocols. Literary studies, Jacklin suggests, may be resistant to the notion that publishing commentary and interpretation of another's life narrative sets in motion an exchange whose consequences may exceed the printed page. Yet, as numerous Indigenous writers have asserted, consultation is a basic principle underlying any ethical exchange between non-Indigenous writers and Indigenous people. Jacklin outlines some of the gains made and complexities encountered in the processes of consultation that guided his PhD research into collaboratively produced Indigenous life writing in both Australia and Canada.

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    y separately published work icon Indigenous Biography and Autobiography Peter Read (editor), Frances Peters-Little (editor), Anna Haebich (editor), Acton : ANU E Press , 2008 Z1548711 2008 anthology criticism 'In this absorbing collection of papers Aboriginal, Maori, Dalit and western scholars discuss and analyse the difficulties they have faced in writing Indigenous biographies and autobiographies. The issues range from balancing the demands of western and non-western scholarship, through writing about a family that refuses to acknowledge its identity, to considering a community demand not to write anything at all. The collection also presents some state-of-the-art issues in teaching Indigenous Studies based on auto/biography in Austria, Spain and Italy.' -- Publisher's blurb Acton : ANU E Press , 2008 pg. 135-145
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