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Black Australian Literature

A bibliography of fiction, poetry, drama, oral traditions and non-fiction, including critical commentary, 1900-1991


Heinz Schürmann-Zeggel and Heinz Schürmann-Zeggel

This bibliography concentrates on literature written or orally narrated by Australian Aboriginal and Islander people in English. It presents an overview of the wealth and diversity of black Australian writing up to 1991, together with relevant critical commentary on its literary history, on individual works, writers and institutions. An index provides quick reference to names and titles; chapters are divided according to genre facilitating access to bibliographical data for both general and academic research. Introductory commentary to chapters, some annotations as well as cross-referencing provide additional information.
Contents: Primary Literature: Anthologies, Traditional Narrative, Song Cycles and Lyrics, Contemporary Fictional Narrative, Poetry, Drama and Performance, Literature for Juvenile Audiences, Life Writing, Remembered History, Political and Social Issues.
Secondary Literature: Bibliographies, General Literary Studies, Individual Authors, Interviews, Commentary on Single Works, Drama Studies, Playwrights and their Work, Background Information.