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Connections

Essays in Black Literatures

Connections
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Connections is a collection of eight essays which were presented at the International Conference on Black Literatures at the University of Queensland in 1986. The essays examine the writings of Aboriginal inventor David Unaipon, the plays of Jack Davis and Ed Bullins, the short stories of Colin Johnson and Kevin Gilbert, the poetry and fiction of Maori authors such as Tuwhare and Ihimaere, the works and translations of AC Jordan, the writers and writings of the Black Arts and Black Aesthetics movements of America in the 1960s and more.

The relationship between repression, activism and criticism, the problems of translation, the relationship between oral and written performance, and the need for black-owned, black-run publishing house and publications are recurrent themes.

Aboriginal Studies Press; November 1988
126 pages; ISBN 9780855755652
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Contents


Contributors vii
Acknowledgments ix


Introduction 1
Emmanuel S Nelson


Backgrounds to Aboriginal Literature 11
Cliff Watego


'The Coming of the Dingoes': Black/White Interaction in the Literature of the Northern Territory 25David Headon


Body, Inscription, Epistemology: Knowing Aboriginal texts 41
Stephen Muecke


'Fiction or Assumed Fiction': The Short Stories of Colin Johnson, Jack Davis and Archie Weller 53
Adam Shoemaker


Black Literatures in the Pacific: The Spider and the Bee 61
Trevor James


Ingqumbo/The Wrath: An Analysis of a Translation 75
Daniel Kunene


Activism and Criticism During the Black Arts Movement Theodore 89
R Hudson


Ed Bullins: Black Theatre as Ritual 101
Arlene A Elder


Appendix: Keynote Address to the Conference on Black Literatures 111
Roberta B Sykes