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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.
They tell 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, Jenny Kee, Annette Shun Wah, Anh Do, Khoa Do, John So, Simone Lazaroo, Christopher Cyril, Jason Yat-Sen Li, Sunil Badami, Hoa Pham, Quan Yeomans, Caroline Tran, Tom Cho, Vanessa Woods and many more ...

Formats & editions

  • Paperback


    June 2, 2008

    Black Inc

    288 pages

    RRP $29.95

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Also by Alice Pung

On John Marsden: Writers on Writers
My First Lesson
Our Australian Girl: Marly walks on the Moon (Book 4)
Our Australian Girl: Marly and the Goat (Book 3)
Our Australian Girl: Marly's Business (Book 2)
Our Australian Girl: Meet Marly (Book 1)
Her Father's Daughter


The Sun is also a Star
There It Is Again
The Shepherd's Life
The Dangerous Art of Blending In
Thirteen Reasons Why
Chinese Cinderella
An Abundance Of Katherines
The Complete Maus
The Odyssey
Deadly, Unna?
Looking for Alibrandi
The Monk of Mokha
The 37th Parallel
ISS 23 Heroes, villains and the muslim exception
I Can't Breathe
The Dalai Lama: The Definitive Biography
Depends What You Mean by Extremist
The Tunnels