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ANALYSIS OF ABORIGINAL PERSONS: ANITA HEISS

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Analysis of Aboriginal Persons: Anita Heiss

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Anita Heiss is a renowned, award winning author from Australia. She was born in 1968 to his father, Josef Heiss from St Michael in the Lungau, Salzburg, Austria and mother, Elsie Heiss née Williams from Cowra in Wiradjuri country. Apart from being an author, she is also an author and a commentator well versed in aboriginal studies. Anita Heiss largely considers herself as an aboriginal Australian. Aboriginal Australians have been identified as the first persons in the human history to have settled in Australia along the Torres Strait islands. It has been argued that these aboriginal first moved from Africa and the Asian and Australian continent about 70,000 years ago (Hodge, 1990). In this regard, most of Anita Heiss’ works have been about aboriginal topics, mostly related to race. The issues that Anita Heiss has addressed in most of her works revolve around the topic of race and aboriginal communities of Australia.

Living in a world defined by racial hostilities, Anita Heiss found herself having to strain in a world where she considered home. Although being from the race that first settled in Australia, recent years saw white domination which led to persistence of white-black race competition which in most cases was violent. Anita Heiss took such racial differences and supremacy battles as a chance to write in support of her black race which was feeling most of the effects of the violent competition. Being black and living in the period of history defined by race supremacy wars, Anita Heiss resorted to take up literature as a way to address the challenges that arose as a result of such inhuman competition. She has written and commented mostly responding to issues…...

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