Why non-Indigenous Australians should read First Nations writing

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Meera Atkinson

Reading can be a political act, an act of solidarity, an expression of willingness to listen and to learn from others with radically different histories and lives.

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About the author

Meera Atkinson is a writer and interdisciplinary scholar. She graduated with a PhD from the Writing and Society Research Centre at Western Sydney University in 2013 and co-edited (with Michael Richardson) Traumatic Affect (2013), a volume exploring the nexus of trauma and affect in literature, film, and culture. The Poetics of Transgenerational Trauma is forthcoming and her hybrid creative non-fiction book, Traumata, will be published by UQP in 2018. Meera is a sessional teacher and guest lecturer in creative writing at the University of Sydney.