Dhuuluu-Yala - To Talk Straight

Dhuuluu-Yala - To Talk Straight : Publishing Indigenous Literature

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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.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 318 pages
  • 156 x 230 x 25mm | 638g
  • Canberra, Australia
  • English
  • 0855754443
  • 9780855754440
  • 868,649

Table of contents

Indigenous Writing and Identity; The Effects of Identity on Writing; Indigenous Discourse; Publishing the Indigenous Word; Editing Indigenous Literature; Indigenous Cultural and Intellectual Property Rights; Selling Indigenous Literature to the Reader; Recognition of Authors; Festivals, Conferences and Awards; Index.
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Review quote

"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
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About 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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