Family Historiographies in Postcolonial Australian Literature
Ashley Barnwell is Ashworth Lecturer in Sociology at the University of Melbourne, Australia. Joseph Cummins has a PhD in Literary Studies from the University of New South Wales, Australia, and serves on the board of the Association for the Study of Australian Literature.
Introduction 1. Dredging Up Family Secrets Kate Grenvilles The Secret River and Richard Flanagans Death of a River Guide 2. Confronting the Double Fold of Silence Kim Scott and Hazel Browns Kayang & Me and Sally Morgans My Place 3. Belonging Across Generations Brian Castros Birds of Passage and Shanghai Nights, and Alex Millers The Ancestor Game 4. Returning to Homelands Christos Tsiolkas Dead Europe and Christopher Kochs The Many-Coloured Land: A Return to Ireland 5. Listening to the Ghosts of the Past Andrew McGahans The White Earth Conclusion Bibliography