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Literary activists

Brigid Rooney

Literary activists

writer-intellectuals and Australian public life

by Brigid Rooney

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  • 33 Currently reading

Published by University of Queensland Press in St Lucia, Qld .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Australian literature -- Study and teaching,
  • Popular culture and literature -- Australia,
  • Australia -- Intellectual life

  • Edition Notes

    Includes bibliographical references (p. [198]-250) and index.

    Statementby Brigid Rooney.
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsPR9602.2 .R66 2009
    The Physical Object
    Paginationxxxi, 260 p. ;
    Number of Pages260
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL23204907M
    ISBN 109780702236624
    LC Control Number2009396131

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      The poet and academic Stella Nyanzi was released from prison in February , weeks after the publication of her poetry collection, No Roses From My Mouth. The following is taken from the book’s introduction. In Carole Boyce Davies’ study of the political activism of the Black Communist, Claudia Jones, Davies writes that “[Jones’] was a poetry written by an activist who uses the space.   What literary agents want Six literary agents weigh in on platform, publishing, and why you should never address a query to “dear sir.” A literary agent can do a great deal for a writer’s career – help with the editing process of manuscripts and book proposals, negotiate a contract, lobby for a higher advance or a two-book deal or a.

      On J , I had the fortune of being honored with the Literary Activist of the Year Award, which was presented to me during a terrific ceremony at the EpiRiverside Center in Austell, Georgia. The awards ceremony was hosted by AAMBC (African Americans on the Move Book Club). The Foundation announced DIBS for Kids as the winner of the Innovations in Reading Prize, a $10, prize annually awarded to an individual or organization that has developed an innovative project that creates and sustains a lifelong love of reading. Chosen from a pool of almost one hundred applications, DIBS for Kids is a Nebraska-based literacy nonprofit founded by a former first-grade.


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