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Paperbark: A Collection Of Black Australian Writing




Paperbark: A Collection Of Black Australian Writing

Author: Jack Davis   Stephen Muecke   S Narogin   Adam Shoemaker   Mudrooroo Narogin  



This is the first collection to span the diverse range of Black Australian writings.Thirty-six Aboriginal and Islander authors have contributed, including David Unaipon, Oodgeroo Noonuccal, Gerry Bostock, Ruby Langford, Robert Bropho, Jack Davis, Hyllus Maris, William Ferguson, Sally Morgan, Mudrooroo Narogin and Archie Weller. Many more are represented through community writings such as petitions and letters.Collected over six years from all the states and territories of Australia, Paperbark ranges widely across time and genre . from the 1840s to the present, from transcriptions of oral literature to rock opera. Prose, poetry, song, drama and polemic are accompanied by the selected artworks of Jimmy Pike, and an extensive, up-to-date bibliography.The voices of Black Australia speak with passion and power in this challenging and important anthology."Paperbark is a literary cornucopia of quality writings by blacksand I highly recommend it to everyone."Roberta B. Sykes, Age"Tragedy rubs shoulders on these pages with warm humour and celebrationof the survival of an ancient and much persecuted race ... an anthologyto come back to again and again."Sun-Herald"A watershed in Australian literature."Irruluma Guruliwini Enemburu (A. Isaac Brown), Australian Book Review
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