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Issue Details: First known date: 2009... 2009 A Preliminary Study of Sally Morgan's 'My Place'
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'Sally Morgan’s My Place plays an important role in Australian Aboriginal literature because for the first time it provides non-Aboriginal readers with knowledge of hidden indigenous history (Newman 1992: 73). The book, currently a literary classic, is used as a textbook at educational institutions throughout Australia (Yagi 2007: 129). It has also become popular worldwide. Regretfully, however, in Japan it is not well-known and there have been few studies done on the book, so in this paper I shall briefly sketch out a background of the author and the book. Although the story is about Morgan’s family life, it is also “a powerful political narrative” (Broun 1992: 25). Jody Broun says, “Underlying the story of Morgan’s family history are the laws and government policies of the past which have affected so strongly the lives and personalities of the people in the book” (1992: 25). Broun (1992: 25) also writes that there exist white Australians who lack knowledge of the country’s laws and past policies. To understand My Place fully, non-Aboriginal readers should know how white Australian history relates to native people so the historical background behind the story will be briefly covered. Finally, I shall seek out new areas to be discussed by reviewing studies on the book.' (Publication abstract)

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