Us Women, Our Ways, Our World
Patricia Dudgeon, Jeannie Herbert, Jill Milroy, Darlene Oxenham
Magabala Books, 2017 - Australian essays - 218 pages
An exemplar of Indigenous Studies writing, epistemologically, theoretically and methodologically
A collection of writings on women and Aboriginal identity from 14 senior Indigenous academics and community leaders. The collection engages with questions such as: What makes Aboriginal women strong? Why are grandmothers so important (even ones never met)? How is the connection to country different for Aboriginal people compared to non-Aboriginal people's love of nature or sense of belonging to an area? What is Aboriginal spirituality?
These writings are generous, inclusive and considerate of the non-Aboriginal reader's feelings. They are hopeful for the future, with an emphasis on acknowledging, joining with, collaborating and caring.