BlackWords records information about the lives, careers, and works of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander writers and storytellers and the literary cultures and traditions that formed and influenced them.
BlackWords publishes research outcomes, full text, datasets, teaching material and curated content designed to share information and deepen knowledge and understanding.
BlackWords is a vitally important part of the work the AustLit team does in delivering information and carefully curated content about storytelling in Australia.
BlackWords is a deep and wide record of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander publications, mapping stories through a time when writing emerged as a practice of cultural significance.
We cover all forms of creative writing, plus film, television, criticism and scholarship, both by and about Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander writers and literary and storytelling cultures.