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Tony Birch on identity and storytelling

‘What has changed in the last decade, a remarkable shift that critics of festivals ignore, is that Aboriginal writers now appear in greater numbers, and we get to speak for ourselves, rather than being spoken about by some colonial hack or ignored completely.’—Author Tony Birch delivered the inaugural Writers Victoria the State of the (Writing) Nation oration in November last year, a transcript of which has been published in the Autumn edition of Meanjin.

 

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