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Issue Details: First known date: 2013... 2013 Rites/Rights/Writes of Passage : Identity Construction in Australian Aboriginal Young Adult Fiction
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The author focuses on the writings of three major young adult ficton writers, John Muk Muk Burke, Melissa Lucashenko, and Tara June Winch, which represent a genre in Aboriginal writing that traces a main character's journey from adolescence to adulthood. Further, the author pays particular attention to 'identity construction, belonging, and the search for a sense of place for the yound Aboriginal protagonists in late twentieth- and early twenty-first century Australia.' (Source: Introduction)

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    y separately published work icon A Companion to Australian Aboriginal Literature Belinda Wheeler (editor), Rochester : Camden House , 2013 Z1934527 2013 selected work criticism

    'Australian Aboriginal literature, once relegated to the margins of Australian literary studies, now receives both national and international attention. Not only has the number of published texts by contemporary Australian Aboriginals risen sharply, but scholars and publishers have also recently begun recovering earlier published and unpublished Indigenous works. Writing by Australian Aboriginals is making a decisive impression in fiction, autobiography, biography, poetry, film, drama, and music, and has recently been anthologized in Oceana and North America. Until now, however, there has been no comprehensive critical companion that contextualizes the Aboriginal canon for scholars, researchers, students, and general readers. This international collection of eleven original essays fills this gap by discussing crucial aspects of Australian Aboriginal literature and tracing the development of Aboriginal literacy from the oral tradition up until today, contextualizing the work of Aboriginal artists and writers and exploring aspects of Aboriginal life writing such as obstacles toward publishing, questions of editorial control (or the lack thereof), intergenerational and interracial collaborations combining oral history and life writing, and the pros and cons of translation into European languages. ' (Publication summary))

    Rochester : Camden House , 2013
    pg. 107-123
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