Archive for January, 2012

Patrick Brantlinger, ‘Notes on the postmodernity of fake(?) Aboriginal literature’, Postcolonial Studies 14, 4 (2011). This article examines issues of authenticity in Australian culture. From the very beginning, Australia has been plagued and entertained by literary hoaxes. The recent revelation that Mudrooroo, who was for several decades Australia’s leading Aboriginal author, is of African-white and […]


Saliha Belmessous, ed., Native Claims: Indigenous Law against Empire (New York and Oxford: OUP, 2011). This groundbreaking collection of essays shows that, from the moment European expansion commenced through to the twentieth century, indigenous peoples from America, Africa, Australia and New Zealand drafted legal strategies to contest dispossession. The story of indigenous resistance to European […]