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Issue Details: First known date: 1998... 1998 Are All the Women White?
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Jackie Huggins speaks with African American writer bell hooks, with radio presenter Nicola Joseph moderating.


  • Author's note: My two role models in writing have been the African American writers Audre Lorde and bell hooks. So imagine how I felt when my friend Nicola Joseph from the then Coming Out Show on ABC Radio rang me to ask if I would like to talk to bell hooks about Black feminism in Australia and the United States. Like the singer Phoebe Snow, whose dulcet tones motivated me during the typing up of the manuscript of Auntie Rita, bell hooks was legendary and inspirational to me. Her powerful writing of compassion and perception and her sheer dedication and belief in the value of her work both in academia and the community were goals I strove for (p. 58).

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Appears as a transcript of the three-way conversation between Jackie Huggins, bell hooks and ABC radio host Nicola Joseph. Originally broadcast on ABC Radio's Coming Out Show [no date given].
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    y separately published work icon Sister Girl : The Writings of Aboriginal Activist and Historian Jackie Huggins Jackie Huggins , St Lucia : University of Queensland Press , 1998 Z215395 1998 selected work prose interview essay biography (taught in 4 units) The articles in this collection 'represent a decade of writing by Aboriginal historian and activist Jackie Huggins. These essays and interviews combine both the public and the personal in a bold trajectory tracing one Murri woman's journey towards self-discovery and human understanding...Sister Girl examines many topics, including community action, political commitment, the tradition and value of oral history, and government intervention in Aboriginal lives. It challenges accepted notions of the appropriateness of mainstream feminism in Aboriginal society and of white historians writing Indigenous history. Closer to home, there are accounts of personal achievement and family experience as she revisits the writing of Auntie Rita with her mother Rita Huggins - the inspiration for her lifework.' (Source: Back cover, 1998 UQP edition) St Lucia : University of Queensland Press , 1998 pg. 58-70
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