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This poem is an attempt to critique easy acts of identification by non-Indigenous Australians with the Indigenous victims of the pervasive and frequently violent forces of racism. It represents this as 'window shopping': attempting to inscribe the paradox of all acts of representation as potentially cynical commodification. And yet... again and again, ways have to be attempted because silence is a greater killing force. The poem commemorates the racist killing of Louis St John Johnson on the 4th January 1992.

History

Pagination

96-97

Start date

1992-01-01

End date

1993-09-15

Material type

poetry

Resource type

other

ISBN-13

9781922186935

Language

eng

Publication classification

X Not reportable, J3 Poems

Copyright notice

2016, Puncher & Wattmann

Publisher

Puncher & Wattmann

Place of publication

Glebe, N.S.W.

Title of book

Contemporary Australian poetry