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Vol. 12 No. 1 (2020): Transnational Literature

Indigenous Transnational: Pluses and Perils, and Tara June Winch

May 22, 2020


Tara June Winch is an unusual example of an Aboriginal writer with a long background of international travel and residence. This paper considers the various negotiations of writer and reception systems among transnational circuits, national spaces, and Indigenous ties to region and "country". It reviews Winch’s three book publications, Swallow the Air, After the Carnage, and The Yield in the context of "the transnational turn" in Australian literary studies, working from a postcolonial background.