Literature: Writing Ourselves

Phillips, Sandra R. (2015) Literature: Writing Ourselves. In Price, Kaye (Ed.) Knowledge of Life: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australia. Cambridge University Press, Cambridge ; Port Melbourne, Vic., pp. 98-117.

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Abstract

If resilience is a hallmark of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people’s survival beyond centuries of colonisation and oppression, brandishing the pen – or any its modern equivalents– can be understood as key resilience and survival strategy. Writing ourselves into contemporary and future existence is a complex act of cultural translation; it involves a speaking to others through a technology from a foreign culture. Subsequently, Indigenous writing is born into complexity.

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ID Code: 81856
Item Type: Book Chapter
Keywords: Indigenous literature, Indigenous publishing, Australian publishing, Indigenous political expression, Indigenous creativity
ISBN: 9781107477421
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > STUDIES IN CREATIVE ARTS AND WRITING (190000) > PERFORMING ARTS AND CREATIVE WRITING (190400) > Performing Arts and Creative Writing not elsewhere classified (190499)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > STUDIES IN CREATIVE ARTS AND WRITING (190000) > OTHER STUDIES IN CREATIVE ARTS AND WRITING (190999) > Studies in the Creative Arts and Writing not elsewhere classified (199999)
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Creative Industries Faculty
Past > Schools > School of Media, Entertainment & Creative Arts
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2015 Cambridge University Press
Deposited On: 17 Feb 2015 22:54
Last Modified: 21 Aug 2016 09:31

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