Abstract

Abstract:

This article asks what occurs when Glissant’s literary œuvre is taken up and reshaped by Aboriginal artists and writers in Australia? I argue that these intertextual engagements fundamentally transform Glissant’s concepts, while also illuminating aspects of Glissant’s body of work that have hitherto been obscured, such as a carefully defined relationship to Indigeneity. If we understand the global circulation of Caribbean concepts to be interconnected with representations of Indigenous peoples, a more equitable form of cross-colonial solidarity may be established between the two regions. From this perspective, Glissant’s grasp of Aboriginal Australia may be critically productive and mutually necessary, opening up a discursive and epistemological space for a future relationship to be forged on its own terms.

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Additional Information

ISSN
1931-0234
Print ISSN
0014-0767
Pages
pp. 78-94
Launched on MUSE
2021-11-10
Open Access
No
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