Versions of Jacki Huggins's 'Pretty deadly tidda business' have appeared in Hecate vol. 17, no. 1; 1991, I lndyk, ed.; Memory (Southerly 3, 1991) HarperCollins, Sydney, 1991; Second Degree Tampering, Sybylla Feminist Press, Melbourne, 1992. Laleen Jayamanne's 'Love me tender, love me true ... ' was first published in Framework 38139, 1992. A version of Smaro Kamboureli's 'Of black angels and melancholy lovers' appeared in Freelance (Saskatchewan Writers' Guild), xxi, 5 (Dec. 1991-Jan. 1992). Roxana Ng's 'Sexism, racism and Canadian nationalism' appeared in Race, Class, Gender: Bonds and Barriers, Socialist Studies/Etudes Socialistes: A Canadian Annual no. 5, 1989. Trinh Minh-ha's 'All-owning spectatorship' has also appeared in her collection of essays When the Moon Waxes Red, Routledge, NY, 1991.
Table of Contents
Introduction -- Feminism and the politics of irreducible differences: Multiculturalism/ethnicity/race -- ‘Feminisms, reading, postmodernisms’: Rethinking complicity -- ‘Authentic voice’: Anti-racist politics in Canadian feminist publishing and literary production -- Pretty deadly tidda business -- ‘Love me tender, love me true, never let me go …’1: A Sri Lankan reading of Tracey Moffatt’s Night Cries—A Rural Tragedy -- Changing contexts: Globalization, migration and feminism in New Zealand -- Colonizing women: The maternal body and empire -- Timing differences and investing in futures in multicultural (women’s) writing -- Of black angels and melancholy lovers: Ethnicity and writing in Canada -- All-owning spectatorship -- Little girls were little boys: Displaced femininity in the representation of homosexuality in Japanese girls’ comics -- Sexism, racism and Canadian nationalism -- Slash and suture: Post/colonialism in Borderlands/La Frontera: The New Mestiza -- Voice and representation in the politics of difference