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Issue Details: First known date: 1994... 1994 Bridge of Triangles
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'Chris Leeton is tormented but also sustained by his growing need to cross over the landscape of his Aboriginal ancestors... In the struggle to keep the family together in Sydney's grim commission housing, schoolboy Chris is tender witness to poverty and despair. In time he comes to understand that they are exiles in their own land. He senses that it is his generation that must cross the bridge back to that landscape which defines his people's existence.' (Source: Publisher's blurb)

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Indigenous Australian Texts in European English Departments : A Fence, a Bridge and a Country as an Answer to the Debate Over Multiculturalism Iva Polak , 2013 single work criticism
— Appears in: ELOPE , Autumn vol. 10 no. 2 2013; (p. 69-81)
'Though non-canonical Anglophone courses in the curriculum of European English departments are no longer seen as oddity, they are often regarded as “marginal” in comparison to the British and American canon. However, courses focusing on the cultural output of postcolonial voices, moreover of the most marginal of postcolonial voices, do not only challenge the extent to which we have managed to shift from Eurocentrism in literary theory, but also reveal the complexities of the current cultural trends, such as the frequently evoked policy of multiculturalism. The paper argues that courses which include texts by Indigenous Australian authors reveal the story of survival in a country that is literally multicultural, and stress the importance of one’s own place of utterance, which is as local as it is global. The above issues are exemplified by the works of the famous Aboriginal writers Doris Pilkington/Nugi Garimara (Follow the Rabbit-Proof Fence, 1996), John Muk Muk Burke (Bridge of Triangles, 1994) and Alexis Wright (Carpentaria, 2006).' (Publication abstract)
'That Migloo Shit' : The Clash of Cultures in Aboriginal Short Fiction Xavier Pons , 2006 single work criticism
— Appears in: Zeitschrift fur Australienstudien , no. 20 2006; (p. 3-13)
Untitled David Coad , 2001 single work review
— Appears in: World Literature Today , Summer-Autumn vol. 75 no. 3-4 2001; (p. 131-132)

— Review of Bridge of Triangles John Muk Muk Burke 1994 single work novel
Paperbacks Debra Adelaide , 2000 single work review
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 15 April 2000; (p. 12)

— Review of Bridge of Triangles John Muk Muk Burke 1994 single work novel ; Half a Lifetime Judith Wright 1999 single work autobiography
Untitled 1997 single work review
— Appears in: Ulitarra , no. 11 1997; (p. 131)

— Review of Bridge of Triangles John Muk Muk Burke 1994 single work novel
Black Marks, White Pages Lesley Singh , 1995 single work review
— Appears in: Boardwalk , Autumn vol. 1 no. 2 1995; (p. 21-22)

— Review of Oodgeroo Kathleen J. Cochrane 1994 single work biography ; Cattle Camp : Murri Drovers and Their Stories Herb Wharton 1994 anthology prose ; Bridge of Triangles John Muk Muk Burke 1994 single work novel
Untitled Maxine Walker , 1995 single work review
— Appears in: Fiction Focus : New Titles for Teenagers , vol. 9 no. 1 1995; (p. 10)

— Review of Bridge of Triangles John Muk Muk Burke 1994 single work novel
A Bridge Too Far Adam Shoemaker , 1994 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Book Review , November no. 166 1994; (p. 16-17)

— Review of Bridge of Triangles John Muk Muk Burke 1994 single work novel
Forecasts Katharine England , 1994 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Bookseller & Publisher , July vol. 74 no. 1049 1994; (p. 53)

— Review of Bridge of Triangles John Muk Muk Burke 1994 single work novel
Restless Journey Tony Maniaty , 1994 single work review
— Appears in: The Weekend Australian , 24-25 September 1994; (p. rev 6)

— Review of Bridge of Triangles John Muk Muk Burke 1994 single work novel
'That Migloo Shit' : The Clash of Cultures in Aboriginal Short Fiction Xavier Pons , 2006 single work criticism
— Appears in: Zeitschrift fur Australienstudien , no. 20 2006; (p. 3-13)
John Muk Muk Burke Mark Davies (interviewer), 1994 single work interview
— Appears in: Northern Perspective , Wet Season vol. 17 no. 2 1994; (p. 1-8)
Indigenous Australian Texts in European English Departments : A Fence, a Bridge and a Country as an Answer to the Debate Over Multiculturalism Iva Polak , 2013 single work criticism
— Appears in: ELOPE , Autumn vol. 10 no. 2 2013; (p. 69-81)
'Though non-canonical Anglophone courses in the curriculum of European English departments are no longer seen as oddity, they are often regarded as “marginal” in comparison to the British and American canon. However, courses focusing on the cultural output of postcolonial voices, moreover of the most marginal of postcolonial voices, do not only challenge the extent to which we have managed to shift from Eurocentrism in literary theory, but also reveal the complexities of the current cultural trends, such as the frequently evoked policy of multiculturalism. The paper argues that courses which include texts by Indigenous Australian authors reveal the story of survival in a country that is literally multicultural, and stress the importance of one’s own place of utterance, which is as local as it is global. The above issues are exemplified by the works of the famous Aboriginal writers Doris Pilkington/Nugi Garimara (Follow the Rabbit-Proof Fence, 1996), John Muk Muk Burke (Bridge of Triangles, 1994) and Alexis Wright (Carpentaria, 2006).' (Publication abstract)
[Review Essay] Bridge of Triangles Ann Nakano , 1994 single work essay
— Appears in: Australian Aboriginal Studies , no. 2 1994; (p. 93-94)

'John Muk Muk Burke was born in Narrandera, New South Wales, in 1946. His mother was Wiradjuri and his father was Irish. He left school, aged 15, and worked at several jobs before entering the Auckland Teachers College in New Zealand in 1967. In 1992 he joined the Centre for Aboriginal and Islander Studies at the Northern Territory University, as lecturer in history and English literature'  (Introduction)

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