The AALITRA Review Special Issue 2024


Exploring Indigenous Australian literature in other languages

Indigenous Australian literature started gaining international attention in the late 1970s, when works written by indigenous authors began to be translated into various languages (Čerče & Haag 2013), including English which often acted as a source text for translations into LOTEs (languages other than English). These works have played an important role in promoting and advocating for the rich culture and history of the Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander peoples. The AALITRA Review is launching a special issue to promote and celebrate the vibrant cultures, languages and traditions of indigenous Australian writers. For this special issue we invite contributions from translators and researchers who are interested in indigenous Australian literature (here, defined as any works written by indigenous Australian authors, either in English or in an indigenous language) and its translation, which include fiction, non-fiction, poetry, essays, and scholarly works which focus on the genre.

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