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Growing Up Asian in Australia

By: Pung, Alice

Price: $29.95

Publisher: Australia, Black Inc.: 1/Jan/2008

Seller ID: 18827

ISBN: 1863951911


illustrations 288 Asian-Australians are known to each other and the outside world by many labels: Quiet Achiever. FOB. Gangster Chigger. Mainlander. Banana. But are these labels based on some degree of truth, or only fiction? What is it like to grow up Asian in Australia? Unpredictable, honest, reflective and irreverent, this collection throws out the cliches and takes us behind the stereotypes. A young man tentatively steps towards manhood with Mariah Carey blasting in his ears, while two primary-school misfits stage a playground revolt. A white Australian woman describes mothering her adopte... View more info

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Her Father's Daughter

By: Pung, Alice

Price: $29.95

Publisher: Australia, Black Inc.: 29/Aug/2011

Seller ID: 22286

ISBN: 1863955429


black & white illustrations 252 At twenty-something, Alice is hungry for the milestones of young womanhood: leaving home, choosing a career, finding friendship and love on her own terms. But with each step she takes away from home, she feels the sharp tug of invisible threads: the love and worry of her Chinese-Cambodian parents, who want more than anything to keep her from harm. Her father fears for her safety to an extraordinary degree - but why? As she digs further into her father's story, Alice embarks on a journey of painful discovery: of memories lost and found, of her own fears for the f... View more info