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  • Maureen Clark (University of Wollongong)

The prolific author Mudrooroo is one of Australia's most provocative and enigmatic literary craftsmen. For over thirty years he has been highly influential in the development of a politics of indigenous literature. A gifted writer, Mudrooroo's fiction, poetry and theories of Aboriginal writing are taught in schools and universities in a number of Australian states. The author's extensive range of work is also known beyond the predominantly English-speaking borders of his country of birth, and has been translated into a number of different languages including Italian, German, Russian, and French.

Mudrooroo was born Colin Thomas Johnson on August 21 1938. Although officially registered in nearby Narrogin, a name the author would …

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Clark, Maureen. "Mudrooroo". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 09 June 2004
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