Mudrooroo

(2271 words)
  • Maureen Clark

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