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Inscribing Difference and Resistance: Indigenous Women’s Personal Non-fiction and Life Writing in Australia and North America
Inscribing Difference and Resistance: Indigenous Women’s Personal Non-fiction and Life Writing in Australia and North America

Author(s): Martina Horáková
Contributor(s): Jana Horáková (Editor), Katarina Petrovićová (Editor), Vendula Hromádková (Editor)
Subject(s): Gender Studies, Cultural history, Gender history, Other Language Literature, Transformation Period (1990 - 2010), Theory of Literature, American Literature
ISSN: 1211-3034
Published by: Masarykova univerzita
Keywords: Australian literature; American literature; women writers; life writing; non-fiction writing; feminism; autobiography;
Summary/Abstract: The monograph examines the ways in which Indigenous women’s non-fiction published in the 1990s contributed to theoretical articulations of Indigenous feminism and to a historiographic counter-discourse which has intervened into the dominant narratives of nation-building in settler colonies. Personal non-fiction and life writing by Native American authors Paula Gunn Allen and Anna Lee Walters (USA), by First Nations authors Lee Maracle and Shirley Sterling (Canada), and by Aboriginal authors Jackie Huggins and Doris Pilkington Garimara (Australia) are analyzed in detail to demonstrate how a hybrid writing style, combining scholarly criticism with auto/biography and fictionalized storytelling, is used to inscribe Indigenous women’s cultural difference, subjugated knowledges, transgenerational trauma from colonization, and resistance to forced assimilation.

  • E-ISBN-13: 978-80-210-8720-0
  • Print-ISBN-13: 978-80-210-8531-2
  • Page Count: 212
  • Publication Year: 2017
  • Language: English