Polities and poetics: Race relations and reconciliation in Australian literature

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    A reconciliation movement spread across Australia during the 1990s, bringing significant marches, speeches, and policies across the country. Indigenous and non-Indigenous Australians began imagining race relations in new ways and articulations of place, belonging, and being together began informing literature of a unique new genre. This book explores the political and poetic paradigms of reconciliation represented in Australian writing of this period. The author brings together textual evidence of themes and a vernacular contributing to the emergent genre of reconciliatory literature. The nexus between resistance and reconciliation is explored as a complex process to understanding sovereignty, colonial history, and the future of society. Moreover, this book argues it is creative writing that is most necessary for a deeper understanding of each other and of place, because it is writing that calls one to witness, to feel, and to imagine all at the same time.

    Original languageEnglish
    Place of PublicationOxford
    PublisherPeter Lang Publishing
    Number of pages214
    ISBN (Electronic)9781788744553
    ISBN (Print)9781788744560
    Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2021

    Publication series

    NameCultural identity studies
    PublisherPeter Lang Publishing
    ISSN (Print)1661-3252


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