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Title: A Human Abbatoir. "The Child of an Ancient People", by Anouar Benmalek (trans Andrew Riemer) [review]
Authors: Caterson, Simon
Keywords: Australian
Book Reviews
Publishing
Victoria
New Caledonia
Arab
Saharan
France
French
Alsatian
Alsace
Paris Commune
Tridarir
Aboriginal
Max Ernst
Algeria
Issue Date: Mar-2004
Publisher: Australian Book Review
Citation: Caterson, Simon 2004. A Human Abbatoir. Review of "The Child of an Ancient People", by Anouar Benmalek (trans Andrew Riemer). 'Australian Book Review', No 259, March, 53.
Series/Report no.: No. 259
Abstract: "The Child of an Ancient People" is dedicated to the memory of Truganini and her people, the victims of what, Benmalek says, is 'a perfect genocide: its victims forgotten, the murderers free of blame'. Though there is a note of hope in the ending, the novel is evidently intended to register, via the vehicle of historical fiction, a fierce protest on behalf of all the dispossessed and persecuted indigenous peoples of the modern world. And on its own uncompromising terms, it succeeds.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/2328/397
ISSN: 0155-2854
Appears in Collections:No 259 - March, 2004

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