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'Published Indigenous Australian autobiographies have undergone considerable change over the last five decades. From tenatative beginnings between the 1950s and the 1970s, they saw tremendous growth during the 1980s and 1990s..'
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yIndigenous Biography and AutobiographyPeter Read
Acton:ANU E Press,2008Z15487112008anthology 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 blurbActon:ANU E Press,2008