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The Face of Irish Australian Literature

The Face of Irish Australian Literature

A review of two books, a disturbing one about Keneally’s literary career, and his unsentimental and searching novel on clerical abuse in the catholic church. And an invitation to read and review the Keneally novels you’ve not got around to….. Continue reading

Something Special …

Surely a woman could not have done this on her own. Surely a woman could not have seen what this festering tyrant was doing. Surely a woman could not have known that tyranny incubates and flies across borders. Continue reading

Famine Amnesia

Famine Amnesia

By Frank O’Shea The word ‘amnesia’ was heard several times at the Famine round table in the Williamstown Town Hall on October 28. It was used to describe the way that Ireland seemed to have forgotten about the Great Famine of 1845-51 until it was brought to public discourse following the publication of Cecil Woodham-Smith’s … Continue reading