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Issue Details: First known date: 1992... 1992 Midnight Voices
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'When Aunt Kitty rings at midnight to propose a family anthology, Alice is intrigued. Her wild cousin Sally has always hinted at unrevealed secrets, and this offers a chance to break the conspiracy of silence concerning the family's Indian past. The chain-of-voices mystery that Alice uncovers stretches from the time of the British Raj to the postcolonial era and contemporary Australia. But what exactly is being investigated?...The story of a family caught between two worlds, Midnight Voices is at once a deft reworking of many of the myths about Anglo-Indians and a moving denunciation of racial hypocrisy.' (Source: bookcover)

Notes

  • Dedication: For the storytellers of my youth
  • Epigraph: Comprised of poem, 'The Song of the Little Hunter', by Rudyard Kipling.
  • Comprised of thematically interconnecting short stories; each story introduced by an author's note.
  • Discussion notes available.
  • Other formats: Also braille, sound recording.

Contents

* Contents derived from the St Lucia, Indooroopilly - St Lucia area, Brisbane - North West, Brisbane, Queensland,:University of Queensland Press , 1992 version. Please note that other versions/publications may contain different contents. See the Publication Details.
The Case of the Vanishing Princess : Sally's Tale, Patricia Pengilley , 1988 single work short story (p. [132]-139)
Note: With title: The Vanishing Princess : Sally's Tale (1947)

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Works about this Work

'The Good Australians' : Multiculturalism and the Anglo-Indian Diaspora Glenn D'Cruz , 2000 single work criticism
— Appears in: Studies in Western Australian History , no. 21 2000; (p. 137-161)
This article begins with an analysis of 'Australia's various categorisations of the Anglo-Indian community under the country's 'evolving' immigration policies'. It goes on to critique 'the ways in which Anglo-Indians have been used to promote official Australian multiculturalism' and it concludes with an examination of 'the connection between discourses of Australian multiculturalism and the variegated nature of Anglo-Indian stereotypes in recent literature'.
Untitled Maxine Walker , 1993 single work review
— Appears in: Fiction Focus : New Titles for Teenagers , vol. 7 no. 1 1993; (p. 23-24)

— Review of Midnight Voices Patricia Pengilley , 1992 selected work short story
Australian Family Recalls Life Under the British Raj Wendy Goulston , 1993 single work review
— Appears in: Antipodes , December vol. 7 no. 2 1993; (p. 157)

— Review of Midnight Voices Patricia Pengilley , 1992 selected work short story
'Other Dreams' Mary MacKenzie , 1993 single work review
— Appears in: LiNQ , vol. 20 no. 2 1993; (p. 100-101)

— Review of Midnight Voices Patricia Pengilley , 1992 selected work short story
Alice in Anglo-Indian Terrorland Sue Thomas , 1992 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Women's Book Review , September vol. 4 no. 3 1992; (p. 19-20)

— Review of Midnight Voices Patricia Pengilley , 1992 selected work short story
Untitled Maxine Walker , 1993 single work review
— Appears in: Fiction Focus : New Titles for Teenagers , vol. 7 no. 1 1993; (p. 23-24)

— Review of Midnight Voices Patricia Pengilley , 1992 selected work short story
A View Through Puzzled Eyes Dennis Davison , 1992 single work review
— Appears in: The Weekend Australian , 25-26 June 1992; (p. rev 7)

— Review of Good Night, Mr Moon Barbara Hanrahan , 1992 single work novel ; In a Wilderness of Mirrors Ric Throssell , 1992 single work novel ; Midnight Voices Patricia Pengilley , 1992 selected work short story
Fear Comes in Many Forms Marian Favel Clair Eldridge , 1992 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Book Review , June no. 141 1992; (p. 48)

— Review of Midnight Voices Patricia Pengilley , 1992 selected work short story
The Warmth of Stories Retold Sue Walton , 1992 single work review
— Appears in: The Newcastle Herald , 15 August 1992; (p. 44)

— Review of Midnight Voices Patricia Pengilley , 1992 selected work short story
Voices of Fashion and Eccentricity Alan Wearne , 1992 single work review
— Appears in: The Age , 3 October 1992; (p. 10)

— Review of Midnight Voices Patricia Pengilley , 1992 selected work short story
'The Good Australians' : Multiculturalism and the Anglo-Indian Diaspora Glenn D'Cruz , 2000 single work criticism
— Appears in: Studies in Western Australian History , no. 21 2000; (p. 137-161)
This article begins with an analysis of 'Australia's various categorisations of the Anglo-Indian community under the country's 'evolving' immigration policies'. It goes on to critique 'the ways in which Anglo-Indians have been used to promote official Australian multiculturalism' and it concludes with an examination of 'the connection between discourses of Australian multiculturalism and the variegated nature of Anglo-Indian stereotypes in recent literature'.
Last amended 22 Mar 2007 14:22:00
Subjects:
  • c
    India,
    c
    South Asia, South and East Asia, Asia,
Settings:
  • 1930s
  • 1940s
  • 1980s
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