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Issue Details: First known date: 2018... 2018 Meet Me at the Intersection
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'Meet Me at the Intersection is an anthology of short fiction, memoir and poetry by authors who are First Nations, People of Colour, LGBTIQA+ or living with disability. The focus of the anthology is on Australian life as seen through each author’s unique, and seldom heard, perspective.

'With works by Ellen van Neerven, Graham Akhurst, Kyle Lynch, Ezekiel Kwaymullina, Olivia Muscat, Mimi Lee, Jessica Walton, Kelly Gardiner, Rafeif Ismail, Yvette Walker, Amra Pajalic, Melanie Rodriga, Omar Sakr, Wendy Chen, Jordi Kerr, Rebecca Lim, Michelle Aung Thin and Alice Pung, this anthology is designed to challenge the dominant, homogenous story of privilege and power that rarely admits ‘outsider’ voices.'  (Publication summary)

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Contents

* Contents derived from the Fremantle, Fremantle area, South West Perth, Perth, Western Australia,:Fremantle Press , 2018 version. Please note that other versions/publications may contain different contents. See the Publication Details.
Introduction, Rebecca Lim , Ambelin Kwaymullina , single work essay

'This is a book of `Own Voices'* stories — stories about marginalised peoples told by people from those marginalised groups. The genesis of this collection was conversations across 2015 and 2016 where the two of us shared our frustration at the massive under-representation of diverse Australian voices in children's and young adult (YA) literature and the lack of a formal movement in Australia to focus attention on, and tackle, systemic bias — or what we like to call problems with the filter. '  (Introduction)

Night Feet, Ellen van Neerven , single work autobiography

'The scholarship was due today and Dad wasn't home. If I didn't get the scholarship money I wouldn't be going to the Nationals. I tried turning my back to the window and began finishing my application. Every scrape outside could be him. '  (Introduction)

Dormanti"I see", Graham Akhurst , single work poetry
Deserti"I witness", Graham Akhurst , single work poetry
Hauntedi"I watch", Graham Akhurst , single work poetry
Dear Mate, Kyle Lynch , single work autobiography
Dream, Graham Akhurst , sequence poetry
Embers, Ezekiel Kwaymullina , single work short story
Harry Potter and the Disappearing Pages, Olivia Muscat , single work short story
Fragments, Mimi Lee , single work short story
Stars in Our Eyes, Jessica Walton , single work short story
Trouble, Kelly Gardiner , single work short story
Sheer Fortune, Jordi Kerr , single work short story
Telephone, Yvette Walker , single work short story
DNA, Melanie Rodriga , single work short story
Almitra Amongst Ghosts, Rafeif Ismail , single work prose
The Other Son, Omar Sakr , single work autobiography

'How do you talk to a brother you’ve never known? A father’s death brings loss and complex grief, but also a chance at forging a new bond across cultures and generations.' (Introduction)

School of Hard Knocks, Amra Pajalić , single work short story
Autumn Leaves, Wendy Chen , single work short story
How to Be Different, Michelle Aung Thin , single work short story

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

    • Fremantle, Fremantle area, South West Perth, Perth, Western Australia,: Fremantle Press , 2018 .
      image of person or book cover 4449301141739492656.jpg
      Image courtesy of publisher's website.
      Extent: 296p.
      Note/s:
      • Published :  3rd September 2018

      ISBN: 9781925591705

Works about this Work

5 Australian Books That Can Help Young People Understand Their Place in the World Larissa McLean-Davies , Jessica Gannaway , Lucy Buzacott , Sarah E. Truman , 2019 single work column
— Appears in: The Conversation , 23 December 2019;
This article has recommendations for five Australian 'texts that connect with diverse teenagers’ experiences and interests.' 
New Anthology Addresses Dearth of Diverse Voices in Australia's Young Adult Literature Thuy On , 2018 single work column
— Appears in: ABC News [Online] , November 2018;

'In George Orwell's Animal Farm, the pigs famously proclaimed: "All animals are equal, but some animals are more equal than others". That's how Rebecca Lim feels about the current state of Young Adult (YA) publishing in Australia.'  (Introduction)

Introduction Rebecca Lim , Ambelin Kwaymullina , 2018 single work essay
— Appears in: Meet Me at the Intersection 2018;

'This is a book of `Own Voices'* stories — stories about marginalised peoples told by people from those marginalised groups. The genesis of this collection was conversations across 2015 and 2016 where the two of us shared our frustration at the massive under-representation of diverse Australian voices in children's and young adult (YA) literature and the lack of a formal movement in Australia to focus attention on, and tackle, systemic bias — or what we like to call problems with the filter. '  (Introduction)

Introduction Rebecca Lim , Ambelin Kwaymullina , 2018 single work essay
— Appears in: Meet Me at the Intersection 2018;

'This is a book of `Own Voices'* stories — stories about marginalised peoples told by people from those marginalised groups. The genesis of this collection was conversations across 2015 and 2016 where the two of us shared our frustration at the massive under-representation of diverse Australian voices in children's and young adult (YA) literature and the lack of a formal movement in Australia to focus attention on, and tackle, systemic bias — or what we like to call problems with the filter. '  (Introduction)

New Anthology Addresses Dearth of Diverse Voices in Australia's Young Adult Literature Thuy On , 2018 single work column
— Appears in: ABC News [Online] , November 2018;

'In George Orwell's Animal Farm, the pigs famously proclaimed: "All animals are equal, but some animals are more equal than others". That's how Rebecca Lim feels about the current state of Young Adult (YA) publishing in Australia.'  (Introduction)

5 Australian Books That Can Help Young People Understand Their Place in the World Larissa McLean-Davies , Jessica Gannaway , Lucy Buzacott , Sarah E. Truman , 2019 single work column
— Appears in: The Conversation , 23 December 2019;
This article has recommendations for five Australian 'texts that connect with diverse teenagers’ experiences and interests.' 
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