Jo Tamar’s summary post for the 2012 Australian Women Writer’s Challenge.
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The reading iceberg: promoting ‘serious’ male narratives over ‘trivial’ female narratives starts at school
It took me years to realise that I had been educated to privilege men’s writing over women’s. Like a lot of girls educated in the ’70s and ’80s, I grew up reading a canon of ‘great literature’ written by men (and, primarily, for men) … At school we read almost exclusively male writers … our one woman author was Jane Austen.
Jo Tamar’s fourth review for the 2012 Australian Women Writer’s Challenge – Unpolished Gem by Alice Pung.
If you’re having fun with the Australian Women Writers Challenge and you’d like to join the AWWC Hoydens, why not guest post your reviews here?
Jo Tamar’s third review for the 2012 Australian Women Writer’s Challenge – We of the Never Never by Mrs Aeneas Gunn.
Jo Tamar’s second review for the 2012 Australian Women Writer’s Challenge – Cargo by Jessica Au.
Jo Tamar’s first review for the 2012 Australian Women Writer’s Challenge – Carpentaria by Alexis Wright.
Book one of my Australian Women Writers Challenge.
Does Mim sound like a goody two-shoes? She isn’t.
Does she know everything? She doesn’t. But she does know you don’t walk too close to the Tarrant house.
After hearing about it on Galactic Suburbia, I’m joining the Australian Women Writers Challenge next year! In 2012 I pledge to read… oh, what the heck, I’ll go for the biggie, the Franklin-fantastic: Ten books by Australian women writers, and I’ll review four…