Growing Up Asian in Australia (Google eBook)

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Alice Pung
Black Inc., Jun 1, 2008 - Literary Collections - 368 pages
19 Reviews
Asian-Australians have often been written about by outsiders, as outsiders. In this collection, compiled by award-winning author Alice Pung, they tell their own stories with verve, courage and a large dose of humour. These are not predictable tales of food, festivals and traditional dress. The food is here in all its steaming glory - but listen more closely to the dinner-table chatter and you might be surprised by what you hear.

Here are tales of leaving home, falling in love, coming out and finding one's feet. A young Cindy Pan vows to win every single category of Nobel Prize. Tony Ayres blows a kiss to a skinhead and lives to tell the tale. Benjamin Law has a close encounter with some angry Australian fauna, and Kylie Kwong makes a moving pilgrimage to her great-grandfather's Chinese village.

Here are well-known authors and exciting new voices, spanning several generations and drawn from all over Australia. In sharing their stories, they show us what it is really like to grow up Asian, and Australian.

Contributors include: Shaun Tan, Jason Yat-Sen Li, John So, Annette Shun Wah, Quan Yeomans, Jenny Kee, Anh Do, Khoa Do, Caroline Tran and many more.
  

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I didn't like it because we read it for school. I hate school, so this was the result Read full review

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This was one of the books I studied in Year 12 English. Its the only school book I've reread parts of since I finished studying it. Its relatable, and whilst some ideas seem farfetched or hard to ... Read full review

Contents

Introduction
1
Strine
5
Pioneers
23
Battlers
51
Mates
73
The Folks
101
The Clan
145
Legends
171
The Hots
193
UnAustralian?
223
Tall Poppies
251
Leaving Home
285
Homecoming
317
Copyright

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About the author (2008)

Alice Pung is the author of Unpolished Gem and Her Fatherís Daughter and the editor of the anthology Growing Up Asian in Australia. Aliceís work has appeared in the Monthly, Good Weekend, the Age, The Best Australian Stories and Meanjin.

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