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Felicity Bloch

Felicity Bloch reviews 'One Bright Spot' by Victoria K. Haskins

April 2006, no. 280 01 April 2006
In 1993, when Victoria Haskins undertook research into the relationship between Aboriginal and white women, she was ‘plunged into the argument that white academics were only perpetuating colonialism by writing Aboriginal people’s history … that white Australians should not, could not, try to speak for Aboriginal people, nor try to represent the Aboriginal experience’. Left floundering by ... (read more)

Felicity Bloch reviews 'Gang of Four' by Liz Byrski and 'Poppy's Return' by Pat Rosier

August 2004, no. 263 01 August 2004
Zeitgeist or coincidence? Spinifex and Macmillan have both just published novels with middle-aged women centre stage. In marketing terms, they have launched a niche product, targeting the middle-aged female consumer. Poppy’s Return, by New Zealand author Pat Rosier, and West Australian Liz Byrski’s Gang of Four boldly foreground women’s midlife issues. Their protagonists bravely confront the ... (read more)