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A Change of Skies Issue Details: First known date: 1991... 1991
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* Contents derived from the Chippendale, Inner Sydney, Sydney, New South Wales,: Picador , 1991 version. Please note that other versions/publications may contain different contents. See the Publication Details.
Silver and Gold : A Modern Australian Ballad: For Patricia and George Lawson, 5 September 1988i"Said George Lawson to his Missus", Yasmine Gooneratne , 1991 single work poetry (p. 290-291)

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Also published in sound recording format.

Works about this Work

Gleanings K. S. Sivakumaran , single work review
— Review of A Change of Skies Yasmine Gooneratne 1991 single work novel
A Glow in a Patchwork Sky S. Muthiah , single work review
— Appears in: Indian Review of Books (p. 51-52 (copy held AUSTLIT))

— Review of A Change of Skies Yasmine Gooneratne 1991 single work novel
Untitled Sonya Ghosh , single work review
— Review of A Change of Skies Yasmine Gooneratne 1991 single work novel
There Goes the Neighbourhood! : The Indian-Subcontinental in the Asian / Australian Literary Precinct Mridula Nath Chakraborty , 2012 single work criticism
— Appears in: JASAL , vol. 12 no. 2 2012;
This paper intervenes in the ongoing debate about the nature of Asian Australian Writing, a debate that started sometime circa 2000s and seems to have gathered some force with the putative rise of global Asia. In its early stages, the referent for this academic debate was Asian-American Studies and whether or not it made sense for such a trans-Atlantic term to be applied to the Antipodean region. In the last decade, Australia’s position within the Asian geo-political region has been increasingly articulated with respect to bilateral exchange with its immediate neighbours, mainly in the arena of trade and security. Writing this essay in 2012, it seems that the two strands, the academic and the geographical, have strategically merged to define the parametres of Asian Australian Writing. [First paragraph of the article]
Eating One’s Way Through History : Food and Politics in Manuka Wijesinghe’s Monsoons and Potholes Isabel Alonso-Breto , 2011 single work criticism
— Appears in: Coolabah , no. 5 2011;
'This paper consists of an analysis of Monsoons and Potholes (2006), the first novel by Sri Lankan playwright Manuka Wijesinghe. Attention is paid to the ways in which the text articulates relations between personal stories, food, history and politics. Food plays a central role in some novels published in the last years by Sri Lankan authors, as is the case, for instance, with Yasmine Gooneratne's A Change of Skies (1984) and Mary Ann Mohanraj's Bodies in Motion (2005). Both these works elaborate metaphors of identity through the dominant trope of food-encompassing cooking and the rituals of consumption. In Monsoons and Potholes, food accompanies and illustrates the autobiographical account of a Sri Lankan youngster born in the early 1960s, and revisits the first twenty years in her life together with the socio-political up and downs in her country. While it is a novel which to a great extent draws on metaphors of myth and history, scenes of food and eating appear consistently throughout the narration, which contribute in providing a down-to-earth (and highly satirical) version of the life of the Sinhala upper-middle classes during the period. These images of food (and the sets of rituals, beliefs and constrictions around it) are exploited by the author with the aim to explore, understand and denounce the historical process which precipitated Sri Lanka, at the beginning of the 1980s, "on the road to nowhere".' (Author's abstract)
Untitled R. K. Dhawan , 1991-1992 single work review
— Appears in: The Commonwealth Review , vol. 3 no. 2 1991-1992; (p. 249-250)

— Review of A Change of Skies Yasmine Gooneratne 1991 single work novel
A Satire on Australian Immigration Ian McFarlane , 1991 single work review
— Appears in: The Canberra Times , 3 August 1991; (p. C9)

— Review of A Change of Skies Yasmine Gooneratne 1991 single work novel ; Tall Grow the Tallow-Woods Geoffrey C. Bingham 1991 single work novel
Advice for Browsers - Judge this One by its Cover Alison Broinowski , 1991 single work review
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 5 October 1991; (p. 38)

— Review of A Change of Skies Yasmine Gooneratne 1991 single work novel
Barry Mundy Takes on the Southern Cross Liam Davison , 1991 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Book Review , September no. 134 1991; (p. 13-14)

— Review of A Change of Skies Yasmine Gooneratne 1991 single work novel
Bookworm 1991 single work review
— Appears in: The Sun-Herald , 14 July 1991;

— Review of A Change of Skies Yasmine Gooneratne 1991 single work novel
Looking Different/Re-thinking Difference : Global Constraints and/or Contradictory Characteristics in Yasmine Gooneratne's A Change of Skies and Adib Khan's Seasonal Adjustments Yvette Tan , 2002 single work criticism
— Appears in: Literature and Racial Ambiguity 2002; (p. 233-251)
The Great Southern Land : Asian-Australian Women Writers Re-View the Australian Landscape Shirley Tucker , 2003 single work criticism
— Appears in: Australian Literary Studies , October vol. 21 no. 2 2003; (p. 178-188)
Tucker examines the representation of landscape in Asian-Australian women's writing in terms of the aesthetics of Australian literature.
Nations without States : The Search for Home in H. H.. Richardson's Fortunes of Richard Mahony and Yasmine Gooneratne's A Change of Skies John McLaren , 1995-1996 single work criticism
— Appears in: The Commonwealth Review , vol. 7 no. 1 1995-1996; (p. 79-86)
Bushes in Two Hemispheres : Susanna Moodie's Roughing It in the Bush and Yasmine Gooneratne's A Change of Skies A. G. Khan , 1995-1996 single work criticism
— Appears in: The Commonwealth Review , vol. 7 no. 1 1995-1996; (p. 87-96)
Author's introduction: 'Two women writers belonging to different hemispheres describe the immigrant experience to arrive at different conclusions. While Susanna Moodie's account was to educate the aspirants to not to risk the journey to Canada, Yasmine Gooneratne tries to drive away such apprehensions by asserting that Australia is a place that would not permit one to return home. This paper seeks to study human predicament in two different hemispheres of people caught up in adverse circumstances.' (87)
Yasmine Gooneratne's A Change of Skies and Bharati Mukherjee's Jasmine : The Immigrant Experience in Australia and the USA Indira Nityanandam , 1992-1993 single work criticism
— Appears in: The Commonwealth Review , vol. 4 no. 2 1992-1993; (p. 50-54)

Awards

1992 winner Society of Women Writers, New South Wales, Awards Marjorie Barnard Literary Award
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