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‘In ‘Considering sameness’, author and activist Adjunct Professor Anita Heiss confronts the challenges of writing and talking complex Indigenous characters into mainstream Australian literature and public discourse. Her ‘sameness’ does not ignore or oppose expression of ‘difference’. She looks for common ground from which to take a broader view of human interaction than is permitted in oppositional same-different debates underpinned by competing hierarchies of value. In doing so she surrenders neither space nor place. She discusses the approaches taken in 13 books of poetry, adult and young readers’ prose, and autobiography and essays to be found in the AustLit/Black Words database, to challenge and reverse dominant literary stereotypes in mainstream literature by arguing that – in all genres of writing and reportage – stereotypes have influence on identity construction, perception and reception: good and bad.’ (16-17)

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    y separately published work icon The Long Campaign : The Duguid Memorial Lectures, 1994–2014 Gus Worby (editor), Tristan Kennedy (editor), Simone Tur (editor), Mile End : Wakefield Press , 2017 10759425 2017 anthology criticism

    'This collection celebrates the contribution to public intellectual life - in South Australia and beyond - of eleven respected Indigenous educators, community leaders and activists: the Duguid lecturers.

    'Their work, in turn, honours the dedication of Dr Charles and Phyllis Duguid in advancing the cultural, social and political interests of Indigenous Australians from the 1930s to the 1990s.

    'The Duguid Memorial Lectures, 1994–2014, offer telling insights into the endeavours of individuals, communities and movements dedicated to improving Indigenous education, health, cultural practice and community governance. They prepare the ground and point the way for generations of leaders to come.

    'The Duguids and the Duguid lecturers are partners in the long, continuing campaign for a reconciled Australia.' (Publication summary)

    Mile End : Wakefield Press , 2017
    pg. 155-166
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