Further to my previous post back in April, I am pleased to announce ANZ LitLovers is hosting Indigenous Writers Week in the first week in July to coincide with NAIDOC Week here in Australia.
However, your choices aren’t restricted just to Aboriginal, Torres Strait Islander and Maori literature. Participants are welcome to join in reading indigenous literature from anywhere in the world, from Canada to Guyana, from Native American to Basque to Pashtun or Ixcatec. (For a list of indigenous people of the world, see this list at Wikipedia.) As to how we define indigenous, that’s up to indigenous people themselves. If they identify as indigenous themselves, well, that’s good enough for me.
I’d love it if you join me in exploring the fascinating world of indigenous story-telling - so – with help from many fantastic contributors, I have generated a reading list to inspire you. For reasons of space and time and personal preference my reading list is limited to literary fiction titles by indigenous Australian and New Zealand authors but participants are free to choose any form you like – short story, memoir, biography, whatever takes your fancy! The permanent link to the reading list is on the ANZLL Books You Must Read page in the top menu, and you can also find it in the list of Pages near the bottom of the RH Menu.
Thanks to my fellow book bloggers – Kinna at Kinna Reads, Iris on Books, and Kim from Reading Matters, who inspired me to try this:)
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