In the thirdQuarterly Essayof 2003, Germaine Greer suggests that embracing Aboriginality is the only way Australia can fully imagine itself as a nation. In a wide-ranging essay she looks at the interdependence of black and white and suggests not how the Aborigine question may be settled but how a sense of being Aboriginal might save the soul of Australia. In a sweeping and magisterial essay, touching on everything from Henry Lawson to multiculturalism, Germaine Greer argues that Australia must enter the Aboriginal web of dreams. ' Whitefella Jump Up is an essay about sitting down and thinking where all the politics start and what kind of legend Australia wants to place at its heart.' -Peter Craven 'I'm not here offering yet a solution to the Aborigine problem ... Blackfellas are not and never were the problem. They were the solution, if only whitefellas had been able to see it.' -Germaine Greer,Whitefella Jump Up



ISBN: 9781863953719
Audience: Tertiary Education (US: College)
Format: Paperback
Number of Pages: 128
Edition: 11th edition
Publication Date: 1 Aug 2003
Publisher: Black Inc.
Publication City, Country: Australia
Dimensions (cm): 23.5(H) x 16.8(L) x 0.9(W)
Weight (gm): 222


Author Biography

Germaine Greer was born in Melbourne andattended university there and in Sydney andCambridge. Shenow divides her time between her property in Queensland and the UK, where she holds an emeritus professorship in literature at the University of Warwick. Her seminal 1970 work The Female Eunuch established her international reputation, and her subsequent publications includeThe Obstacle Race, Sex and Destiny, Daddy We Hardly Knew You, The Change, Shakespeare's Wife and The Whole Woman. Greeralso writes prolifically for newspapers and journals.
Whitefella Jump Up: The Shortest Way to Nationhood: Quarterly Essay 11

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