This quarter’s special issue examines Indigenous Conversations about Biography with guest editors Alice Te Punga Somerville, Daniel Heath Justice, and Noelani Arista.
This is a conversation about Indigenous lives, the ways we understand them, the ways we represent them, and the responsibilities that come from doing this work in a good way. And this is just a beginning. We are honored to welcome you to this special issue of Biography, and to the Indigenous scholars, artists, and visionaries who come together in community on the topic of Indigenous biography. Some of this diverse group of Indigenous thinkers came together in person in Mānoa Valley on the Hawaiian island of O‘ahu, traveling from the Indigenous territories claimed by New Zealand, Australia, Canada, and the United States to take up the challenges, questions, concerns, and possibilities of representing Indigenous lives.
Featured articles include:
- A Principle of Relativity through Indigenous Biography
by K. Tsianina Lomawaima
- A Conversation with Helen Haig-Brown, Lisa Jackson, and Elle-Máijá Apiniskim Tailfeathers, with Some Thoughts to Frame the Conversation
by Elle-Máijá Apiniskim Tailfeather
- Life-Telling: Indigenous Oral Autobiography and the Performance of Relation
by Warren Cariou
- “Kei Warehouse”: Remembering Te Rauparaha
by Arini Loader
- “They were tough, those old women before us”: The Power of Gossip in Isabel Meadows’s Narratives
by Deborah A. Miranda
- Plus responses and more articles
For over thirty years, Biography: An Interdisciplinary Quarterly has explored the theoretical, generic, historical, and cultural dimensions of life-writing.
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