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Issue Details: First known date: 2005... 2005 Shrimp
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'Vietnamese war-baby Dominic Hong Duc Golding was airlifted out of Saigon at the end of the Vietnam War and adopted into an Australian family in Mount Gambier. In 1999, he returned to Vietnam for his own tour of duty.

'A co-production by La Mama and Melbourne Workers Theatre, Shrimp is a tour de force theatrical autobiography, taking us to the streets of war-torn Saigon, the wet pastures of Mount Gambier and the varied landscapes of modern Vietnam where Dom returns to find his family.

'Reflecting upon his rural upbringing and the chaos of Saigon, the partially-hearing impaired (due to mortar fire) Dom tries to reconcile his battle over footy, fish sauce and finding himself.' (Publisher's blurb)

Exhibitions

6918603

Production Details

  • Shrimp played at the Carlton Courthouse Theatre 16 - 26 November 2005.

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

First known date: 2005
    • Sydney, New South Wales,: Currency Press , 2007 .
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      Image courtesy of publisher's website.
      Extent: 96p.
      ISBN: 9780868198088

Works about this Work

Finding a Place in the World - Vietnamese-Australian Diasporic Writing Hoa Pham , 2011 single work criticism
— Appears in: Long Paddock , vol. 71 no. 1 2011;
'This essay touches briefly on the works of Nam Le, Chi Vu and Dominic Hong Duc Golding, demonstrating how 'they provide a counter narrative to the dominant discourse of the Vietnam/America War in Australia, and, further, how they might pave a central place for Australian diasporic writing in general.' (Source: Introduction, p. 1)
Vietnamese Return Narratives in Australian Public Culture Scott Brook , Caitlin Nunn , 2010 single work criticism
— Appears in: Amerasia Journal , vol. 36 no. 2 2010; (p. 17-32)
Untitled Ari Sharp , 2005 single work review
— Review of Shrimp Dominic Hong Duc Golding , 2005 single work drama autobiography
Untitled Ari Sharp , 2005 single work review
— Review of Shrimp Dominic Hong Duc Golding , 2005 single work drama autobiography
Vietnamese Return Narratives in Australian Public Culture Scott Brook , Caitlin Nunn , 2010 single work criticism
— Appears in: Amerasia Journal , vol. 36 no. 2 2010; (p. 17-32)
Finding a Place in the World - Vietnamese-Australian Diasporic Writing Hoa Pham , 2011 single work criticism
— Appears in: Long Paddock , vol. 71 no. 1 2011;
'This essay touches briefly on the works of Nam Le, Chi Vu and Dominic Hong Duc Golding, demonstrating how 'they provide a counter narrative to the dominant discourse of the Vietnam/America War in Australia, and, further, how they might pave a central place for Australian diasporic writing in general.' (Source: Introduction, p. 1)
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