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Issue Details: First known date: 2009... 2009 Helping Reshape Australia : Female Aboriginal Narratives
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Examines how Aboriginal women of the 'stolen generation' use white technologies, most notably written narratives, to make known their and their families' experiences. These writings also teach the broader community about traditional Aboriginal ways of life and culture, about Aboriginal history, about the role women played in Aboriginal societies, and about the impact of white policies and government actions on Indigenous people. 'Thus, by writing their stories and discussing it with their family, the larger Aboriginal community, and a white audience, Aboriginal women are reclaiming their past and establishing an identity of their own within white society' (241).

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    y separately published work icon Reading Down Under : Australian Literary Studies Reader Amit Sarwal (editor), Reema Sarwal (editor), New Delhi : SSS Publications , 2009 Z1560703 2009 anthology criticism

    This literary reader on Australian studies for India not only investigates this central question by exploring many other facets of Australian literature especially Australian cross-cultural relationships with India and Asia. Taking a broad view of what Australian literature is, it explores the dimensions of Australian literature (national, Aboriginal, multicultural, ecocritical, postcolonial, modernist, comparative, feminist, and popular) in its varied genres of drama, poetry, autobiography. explorers' journals, short stories, literature of war, travel writing, Anglo-Indian fiction, diasporic writing, mainstream novel, nature writing, children's literature, romance, science fiction, gothic literture, horror, crime fiction, queer writing and humour. Each paper in this Reader presents different ways of "reading down under" and "performing Australianness" (Source: Backcover).

    New Delhi : SSS Publications , 2009
    pg. 236-242
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