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Issue Details: First known date: 2019... 2019 Diasporan Processing
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'My earliest memories of Pagewood, a suburb of southern Syd-ney, include eating gummy bears from the corner shop and collecting bottle caps with my dad, which we turned into fun toys with coloured thread. There was the Crystal truck that brought us awesome flavoured fizzy drinks while Saturday Disney was on: DuckTales and Chip 'n' Dale: Rescue Rangers. The sun shone through the white venetian blinds in that flat. I longed for days that would never come: where I would draw and mail my colourful, slightly lopsided drawing of Winnie the Pooh that the presenters of Saturday Disney would show during the episode. ' (Introduction)

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    y separately published work icon Growing Up African in Australia Maxine Beneba Clarke (editor), Collingwood : Black Inc. , 2019 15503976 2019 anthology autobiography

    'Learning to kick a football in a suburban schoolyard. Finding your feet as a young black dancer. Discovering your grandfather’s poetry. Meeting Nelson Mandela at your local church. Facing racism from those who should protect you. Dreading a visit to the hairdresser. House-hopping across the suburbs. Being too black. Not being black enough. Singing to find your soul, and then losing yourself.

    'Welcome to African Australia. Compiled by award-winning author Maxine Beneba Clarke, with curatorial assistance from writers Ahmed Yussuf and Magan Magan, this anthology brings together the regions of Africa, and the African diaspora, from the Caribbean to the Americas. Told with passion, power, and poise, these are the stories of African-diaspora Australians: diverse, engaging, hopeful and heartfelt.'

    Source: Publisher's blurb.

    Collingwood : Black Inc. , 2019
    pg. 237-245
Last amended 21 May 2019 16:25:40
  • Pagewood, Botany area, Sydney Southern Suburbs, Sydney, New South Wales,
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