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Dhuuluu-Yala to Talk Straight : Publishing Aboriginal Literature in Australia - Anita Heiss

Dhuuluu-Yala to Talk Straight

Publishing Aboriginal Literature in Australia


Published: 1st January 2003
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Dhuuluu-Yala is a Wiradjuri phrase meaning to talk straight and this book is straight talk about publishing Indigenous literature in Australia. It also includes broader issues that writers need to consider: engaging with readers and reviewers.The book covers the period up to the mid-1900s, though some references are included up to 2000. The pioneering roles of Aboriginal writers who have gone before and created a space has allowed for the growth of an Indigenous publishing industry.

About the Author

Anita is a writer, poet, activist, social commentator and academic. She is the author of Yirra and her deadly dog, Demon, I'm not racist, but..., My Story: the diary of Mary Talence, Sydney 1937, and a series of chick lit novels including Not Meeting Mr Right, Manhattan Dreaming and Paris Dreaming. Her work has been shortlisted for the NSW Premier's Literary Awards Young People's History Prize and she has won the DEADLY award for writing a number of times. She is a member of the Wiradjuri nation of central New South Wales, but grew up in Matraville, Sydney.

"An informative and intelligent look at Aboriginal literature. Its strength lies in its fascinating and thought provoking discussion of identity, Aboriginality and power. Reading it will challenge and transform how you perceive yourself and those around you." --Kateri Akiwenzie-Damm, Author and Publisher, Canada

Prefacep. vi
Acknowledgementsp. ix
Authorshipp. 1
Indigenous Writing and Identityp. 2
The Effects of Identity on Writingp. 17
Indigenous Discoursep. 25
Editing and Publishingp. 47
Publishing the Indigenous Wordp. 48
Editing Indigenous Literaturep. 66
Indigenous Cultural and Intellectual Property Rightsp. 83
Readershipp. 89
Selling Indigenous Literature to the Readerp. 90
Recognition of Authorsp. 106
Festivals, Conferences and Awardsp. 126
Canadian First Nations' Literaturep. 153
Maori Literaturep. 189
Catalogue of Indigenous Literaturep. 220
Select Bibliography of Canadian First Nations' literaturep. 235
Select Bibliography of Maori literaturep. 245
End Notesp. 250
Bibliographyp. 272
Indexp. 283
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ISBN: 9780855754440
ISBN-10: 0855754443
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 318
Published: 1st January 2003
Publisher: Aboriginal Studies Press
Dimensions (cm): 23.0 x 15.6  x 2.5
Weight (kg): 0.64