Sally Morgan and My Place from an American’s point of view: The Game of Navigation

Reggie Forest


Sally Morgan published her dominant work, My Place, in 1987. Almost from its dissemination, there were those (Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal alike) who were more than critical—even suspicious of the work and its author. The angst centred on questions of authority and legitimacy. Yet a re-examination of the proof—past and present—shows those concerns as misplaced now as then. The second reason for the uneasiness resides in not knowing from what highly-regarded category of literature to critique My Place.
However, My Place occupies at least one much-respected category: the spiritual biography.


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