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2018

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Australian Literature’S Legacies Of Cultural Appropriation, Michael R. Griffiths Jan 2018

Australian Literature’S Legacies Of Cultural Appropriation, Michael R. Griffiths

Faculty of Law, Humanities and the Arts - Papers

Non-Indigenous Australian writers face a dilemma. On the one hand, they can risk writing about Aboriginal people and culture and getting it wrong. On the other, they can avoid writing about Aboriginal culture and characters, but by doing so, erase Aboriginality from the story they tell.