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Close to home : selected writings / Alice Pung
Bib ID 7796980
Format BookBook [text, volume]
Author
Pung, Alice, author
 
Description Carlton, VIC : Black Inc, an imprint of Schwartz Publishing Pty Ltd, [2018] 
©2018 
276 pages ; 24 cm 
ISBN 9781760640910 (paperback)
1760640913 (paperback)
Summary

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.

Notes

Includes bibliographical references (pages 274-276)

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Subjects Pung, Alice -- Anecdotes.  |  Children of immigrants -- Victoria -- Melbourne.  |  Asians -- Victoria -- Melbourne -- Social life and customs.  |  Australian essays -- 21st century.  |  Melbourne (Victoria) -- Social life and customs.  |  Melbourne (Vic.) -- Social conditions.  |  Australian

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