Australasian Drama Studies. Apr2006, Issue 48, p203-227. 25p.
THEATER, DRAMATISTS, INDIGENOUS peoples, and RACISM in literature
The article looks at the differences between the theatrical productions by indigenous and non-indigenous playwrights in Australia. Andrew Bovell, author of "Holy Day," aims to raise awareness on addressing aboriginal suffering. Katherine Thomson excluded racism from the plot of "Wonderlands." The characters, whether black or white, in the monodrama "I Don't Wanna Play House," by Tammy Anderson have an irreverent self.
YOUNG adult literature, RACISM in literature, and AUTHORS
The article features author Malorie Blackman. According to the article, Blackman is acknowledged in Great Britain as one of its top juvenile and young adult book authors although she is not really known in Australia. Her first published book was "Not So Stupid," a collection of short stories for young adults. The issue of racism became part of her writing when she published "Noughts and Crosses."