Aboriginal Women’s Narratives: Reclaiming Identities

ab 9,90 

Nadja Zierott

ISBN 978-3-8258-8237-3
Band-Nr. 5
Jahr 2005
Seiten 128
Bindung broschiert
Reihe Anglophone Literaturen/ Anglophone Literatures

Artikelnummer: 978-3-8258-8237-3 Kategorien: ,


Due to widespread geographical and cultural displacement, Australian
Aboriginal people have experienced the destruction of their identity.
This identity is traditionally closely linked to the land and the
people, so that Aborigines feel an intense longing to rediscover their
roots and reclaim their identity. In order to do this, they need to
individually reconstruct their past, for instance by writing down their
life stories. Thus Aboriginal women like Ruby Langford Ginibi have
embarked on a process of reconnecting with their roots through the medium
autobiography. In discussing three of these autobiographies, this book
examines the role of autobiographical narrative in the process of
Australian Aboriginal women reclaiming their identity.