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Articles from Vol. 23, No. 1, 1997

A Cheap Shot at Frocks? A Reply to Tara Brabazon
A Cheap Shot at Frocks? A Reply to Tara BrabazonIn her article, `What Will You Wear to the Revolution? Thatcher's Genderation and the Fashioning of Change,' Tara Brabazon criticizes me for failing to acknowledge the importance of style and fashion in...
A Day in the Life
A Day in the LifeBreakfastsof cereal and toast and bacon and eggsnot quite as regularas bran but regimentedall the sameand besides the sun-dried fruit quotais fulfilled at 10 even if nothing elseisthe communal coffee'sgetting low again no 1 knows where...
A Strike Report from the Shop Floor
Translated from Cerita Kami, magazine of Yayasan Maju Bersama (Foundation for Mutual Progress), April 1995. Around 500 women workers struck at the Tanashin Indonesia factory in February 1995. The strikers demanded food money in lieu of lunch during Ramadan,6...
Australia
AustraliaSometime I sit down and think that such a different life I lead. Back then when we arrive in Australia, I was dress in our cultural clothes. No skin showing except the face and hands. Ladies not allowed to cut the hair. Got to do the hair in...
Been Workin' Been Workin': Labour and the Lesbian Librarian
Been Workin' Been Workin': Labour and the Lesbian LibrarianIt's 1996 and TAFE is restructuring for the third time in six years.Maggie, my boss, totters into our open-plan office and tosses her bag across the desk.Morning Maggie, I nod, Monday again....
Editorial
EditorialIt has not taken the Federal Liberal government long to begin reversing some aspects of the liberalism to which we had become accustomed under Labor. Their latest Budget cuts foreign aid, reduces immigration and continues reductions in funding...
Helpless
HelplessI have been sitting in another world a world of four walls, helpless of news I do not like to hear of. The news that families do not want to hear and that's bad news, news of loved ones, something has gone wrong or even badder. I have felt helpless...
Interview with Ruth Indiah Rahayu and Nugroho Katjasungkana
Interview with Ruth Indiah Rahayu and Nugroho KatjasungkanaIn May 1997, amidst a tumultous election campaign in Indonesia which became a democratic protest movement with huge crowds taking to the streets in hundreds of thousands, I interviewed Ruth Indiah...
Men in White
I was about eight years old when my mother, after a lot of cajoling and false promises on my part, gave me permission to go on a picnic with two of my girlfriends. I remember my contribution to our first feast was salami and Pita bread; embarrassing...
Men in White
Men in WhiteI was about eight years old when my mother, after a lot of cajoling and false promises on my part, gave me permission to go on a picnic with two of my girlfriends. I remember my contribution to our first feast was salami and Pita bread; embarrassing...
Mission Life
Mission LifeI have been in a number of missions in my lifetime, a life that was and had been taken, taken without a word that I cannot put into words, all the words were taken from a young boy's cry, a cry that a lot of mothers and fathers had heard...
My Grandmother's Mouth
My Grandmother's Mouththere was this absence of belonging, of not having a proper school uniform, because we couldn't afford one, even though the class photos were black & white, you could tell i had a tartan skirt & red jumper on, so i tried...
Nga Ahorangi
A Bibliography of Maori Women's Creative Writing Whakatapunga tenei mo nga whaea, tamahine, tamariki GLOSSARY [In most cases the context will enable a fuller reception of the word] aroha: love, yearning for, pity, compassion, affectionate regard haka:...
Nga Ahorangi: A Bibliography of Maori Women's Creative Writing; Whakatapunga Tenei Mo Nga Whaea, Tamahine, Tamariki
NGA AHORANGI: A Bibliography of Maori Women's Creative Writing; Whakatapunga tenei mo nga whaea, tamahine, tamarikiTE RARANGI UPOKOContentsGLOSSARYTE WHAKAHAERE O Nga AhorangiOrganisation of Nga AhorangiKAUPAPAIntroductionNga AhorangiTE PUKAPUKA KAHUI...
Polish Poet Wislawa Szymborska
Polish Poet Wislawa SzymborskaOn October 30 1996, 73-year-old Polish poet Wislawa Szymborska won the Nobel Prize for Literature `for poetry that with ironic precision allows the historical and biological context to come to light in fragments of human...
Ruptures in the Skin of Silence: A Collective Biography
She walks from the car, gathering and sorting. There is a deep quiet in the shade of the verandah that welcomes her home. Her skin is salted with sweat and sea from the walk. A breeze rustles all the leaves about. In someone else's garden a bird calls-a...
Schizophrenia
SchizophreniaAt the back of the bus Sally saw a pair of emerald green eyes under a shock of jet black hair. He peered at her suspiciously, through his too-long dark fringe. Johnny, the most handsome boy at school, but everyone knew he was a little wild....
Sheik Fantasies: Orientalism and Feminine Desire in the Desert Romance
Sheik Fantasies: Orientalism and Feminine Desire in the Desert RomanceThe sheikh towered over her, a whip in one savage hand. She knelt at his feet, sweat on her parted lips. The hot desert sun beat down on them, and as the music rent the air she inched...
The Dancer
The Dancerwhen you woke upyou had to move forward,you couldn't turn backwards into the walland stay vertical looking at the worldfrom inside a room.you had to moan as you bentto tie hand-weary laces, frayed like hysteriaand move your legsthat knew the...
This Place
This PlaceI sit in a place where a lot of people are afraid to come to, this place I can only see out of. This place with barbed wire and razor wire that stands 12 feet high and has bars. I come here for a crime I have done and I'm ashamed of it and...
Writing Space
Writing SpaceIt's Monday and I'm writing in fruit-loops and ironing boards...Folding towels, a face appears. I find words tucked between the pillow cases and the bed linen. I retrieve them and hide them within the strands of my hair for safe keeping....
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