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True Stories: History, Politics, Aboriginality (1999 Boyer Lectures)
     

True Stories: History, Politics, Aboriginality (1999 Boyer Lectures)

by Inga Clendinnen
 
Inga Clendinnen believes that democratic people need true stories about their past. In these engaging essays, based on her 1999 Boyer Lectures, she argues for the rejection of any single, simple account of the Australian past and looks towards a deeper understanding of what whites have done to Indigenous Australians.

The reader catches the experience of individuals

Overview

Inga Clendinnen believes that democratic people need true stories about their past. In these engaging essays, based on her 1999 Boyer Lectures, she argues for the rejection of any single, simple account of the Australian past and looks towards a deeper understanding of what whites have done to Indigenous Australians.

The reader catches the experience of individuals through fragments-a woman being manhandled on a beach, an old man remembering the hard lessons of his boyhood in a Jesuit mission, an old woman urgently dancing the history of her country.

This frank and challenging review of race relations in Australia helps us cast off prejudice and foregone conclusions and to look with fresh eyes. It enables us to understand better how this nation came to be what it is today.

'Under the entertaining surface...she is profound, provocative and persuasive.' Courier Mail

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781921799150
Publisher:
The Text Publishing Company
Publication date:
05/16/2010
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
144
File size:
395 KB

Meet the Author

Inga Clendinnen was born in Geelong in 1934. Her early books and scholarly articles on the Aztecs and Maya of Mexico earned her a reputation as one of the world’s finest historians. Reading the Holocaust, Tiger’s Eye and Dancing with Strangers have been critically acclaimed and won a number of local and international awards.

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