National Conference on Reconciliation, Multiculturalism,Immigration and Human Rights

Dr Anita Heiss
Readings from Token Koori and Sacred Cows

A reading of Anita's poetry from "Token Koori" on issues like biculturalism and contemporary Aboriginality, and from my satirical social commentary "Sacred Cows" on white-Australian culture.

Anita Heiss is from the Wiradjuri nation and is a Sydney-based author, satirist and social commentator. She is the author of "Sacred Cows" and "Token Koori" and has been published widely in Australia and Canada in newspapers, journals and on web-sites. Anita was the first Aboriginal author elected to the Management Committee of the Australian Society of Authors in 1998 and is on the Board of Directors for Gadigal Information Services where she is also a volunteer broadcaster. Anita has recently completed her PhD on Aboriginal literature and the publishing industry and she is one of Australia's foremost authorities on the area.

Presentation Type
30 min paper

University of Technology, Sydney, 1-2 December 2000

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