August 2017 Academic & Specialist Giramondo Publishing

Indigenous Transnationalism: Essays on Carpentaria edited by Lynda Ng

Paperback | Aug 2017 | Giramondo Publishing | 9781925336429 | 256pp | 235x153mm | Temporarily unavailable | RFB | AUD$39.95, NZD$47.99
Digital (EPUB) | Aug 2017 | Giramondo Publishing | Forthcoming | RFB

Indigenous Transnationalism brings together eight essays by critics from seven different countries, each analysing Alexis Wright’s novel Carpentaria from a distinct national perspective. Taken together, these diverse voices highlight themes from the novel that resonate across cultures and continents: the primacy of the land; the battles that indigenous peoples fight for their language, culture and sovereignty; a concern with the environment and the effects of pollution. At the same time, by comparing the Aboriginal experience to that of other indigenous peoples, they demonstrate the means by which a transnational approach can highlight resistance to, or subversion of, national prejudices.