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Author: Alice Pung
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ISBN: 9781760640910
Format: Paperback
Published: October 2018
Published By: Black Inc
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This delightful collection brings together Alice Pung's most loved writing, on migration, family, identity, art and more. Warm, funny, moving and unfailingly honest, this is Alice Pung at her best - an irresistible delight for fans and new readers alike.

In 2006, Alice Pung published Unpolished Gem, her award-winning memoir of growing up Chinese-Australian in working-class Footscray. Since then, she has written on everything from the role of grandparents to the corrosive effects of racism; from the importance of literature to the legacy of her parents' migration from Cambodia as asylum seekers. In all of this, a central thread is the idea of home- how the places we live and the connections we form shape who we become, and what homecoming can mean to those who build their lives in Australia.

'Alice Pung is a gem. Her voice is the real thing.' -Amy TanThis delightful collection brings together Alice Pung's most loved writing, on migration, family, identity, art and more. Warm, funny, moving and unfailingly honest, this is Alice Pung at her best - an irresistible delight for fans and new readers alike.

In 2006, Alice Pung published Unpolished Gem, her award-winning memoir of growing up Chinese-Australian in working-class Footscray. Since then, she has written on everything from the role of grandparents to the corrosive effects of racism; from the importance of literature to the legacy of her parents' migration from Cambodia as asylum seekers. In all of this, a central thread is the idea of home- how the places we live and the connections we form shape who we become, and what homecoming can mean to those who build their lives in Australia.

'Alice Pung is a gem. Her voice is the real thing.' -Amy Tan
Alice Pung is an award-winning writer, editor, teacher and lawyer based in Melbourne. She is the bestselling author of Unpolished Gem and Her Father's Daughter and the editor of the anthologies Growing Up Asian in Australia and My First Lesson. Her most recent book is On John Marsden. Her first novel, Laurinda, won the Ethel Turner Prize at the 2016 NSW Premier's Literary Awards.
ISBN: 9781760640910
Number of Pages: 288
Format: Paperback
Reading Level:
Published Date: 29-Oct-2018
Dimensions (mm): 0x0mm
Publisher: Black Inc

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