Table of Contents

Preface to the 2004 Edition
Introduction: Australia's Fourth World Literature
1. From Depression to War
2. Popular Perceptions of an Unpopular People, 1929-1945
3. World War II and the Assimilation Era: A Self-Destructive Doctrine
4. The Literary Perception, 1945-1961
5. Progress and Frustrated Expectations: The Era Since 1961
6. Views of Australian History in Aboriginal Literature
7. Sex and Violence in the Black Australian Novel
8. The Poetry of Politics: Australian Aboriginal Verse
9. Aboriginality and Black Australian Drama
10. Conclusion: Black Words on White Pages
List of Abbreviations