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Issue Details: First known date: 2003 2003
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A surreal account of learning English through lessons and television viewing.

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  • Appears in:
    y West of the West : Writing, Image and Sound from Melbourne's West Scott Brook (editor), Natasha Cho (editor), Ying Gilbert (editor), Berni M. Janssen (editor), Altona : Common Ground Publishing Footscray Community Arts Centre , 2003 Z1112654 2003 anthology poetry short story prose interview Altona : Common Ground Publishing Footscray Community Arts Centre , 2003 pg. 50
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    y Yen June/July 2003 Z1531310 2003 periodical issue 2003
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    y Growing up Asian in Australia Alice Pung (editor), Melbourne : Black Inc. , 2008 Z1496451 2008 anthology autobiography short story poetry interview extract (taught in 4 units) 'This is an anthology of writing about what it is really like to grow up Asian-Australian. Including contributions from established writers, public figures and exciting new talents, this diverse and unpredictable collection throws out the cliches and takes readers behind the stereotypes.' (Publisher's blurb) Melbourne : Black Inc. , 2008 pg. 15-16
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    y Look Who's Morphing Tom Cho , Artarmon : Giramondo Publishing , 2009 Z1580990 2009 selected work short story (taught in 6 units)

    Look Who's Morphing is a collection of bizarre, funny, often menacing stories in which, along with his extended family, the central character undergoes a series of transformations, shape-shifting through figures drawn from film and television, music clips and video games, porn flicks and comics. He is Godzilla, a Muppet, and Whitney Houston's bodyguard; the Fonz, a robot, a Ford Bronco 4x4 - and, as a climax, a Gulliver-sized cock rock singer, played upon by an adoring troupe of sexy Lilliputians in short skirts and sailor suits and cheerleader outfits. Within these fantasies there is a deep intellectual and emotional engagement, a fundamental questioning of the nature of identity, and the way it constructs itself in a world dominated by the images of popular culture. – From the publisher's website.

    Artarmon : Giramondo Publishing , 2009
    pg. 53-55
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