Dhuuluu-Yala by Anita Heiss
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By Anita Heiss


To Talk Straight : Publishing Indigenous Literature

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Dhuuluu-Yala by Anita Heiss

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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. Changes have been made since that date, however the issues identified in "Dhuuluu-Yala" remain current and to a large extent unresolved. The history of defining Aboriginality in Australia and the experience of being Aboriginal' have both impacted on the production of Aboriginal writing today. These twin themes are the major focus of the book. The pioneering roles of Aboriginal writers who have gone before and created a space has allowed for the growth of an Indigenous publishing industry. Indeed, a literary and publishing culture have developed also because of the increasing desire and need for an authentic Indigenous voice in Australian literature. Although funding and other mechanisms are in place and possibilities afforded Indigenous writers have improved, opportunities are still limited, leading to some authors choosing to self-publish.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780855754440
ISBN-10: 0855754443
Format: Paperback
(155mm x 230mm x 25mm)
Pages: 318
Imprint: Aboriginal Studies Press
Publisher: Aboriginal Studies Press
Publish Date: 1-Jan-2003
Country of Publication: Australia

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Author Biography - Anita Heiss

Anita Heiss is a Wiradjuri writer who has published nonfiction, historical fiction, chicklit, poetry, and social commentary. She is a regular guest at writers' festivals and travels internationally performing her work and lecturing on Indigenous Studies.

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