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The Beat of a Different Drum single work   autobiography  
Issue Details: First known date: 2008... 2008 The Beat of a Different Drum
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14-year-old Simon arrives in Geelong in 1982. Hong Kong-born, he struggles to adjust to his new life, and the English language causes particular problems.

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    y separately published work icon Growing up Asian in Australia Alice Pung (editor), Melbourne : Black Inc. , 2008 Z1496451 2008 anthology autobiography short story poetry interview extract (taught in 4 units)

    'Asian-Australians have often been written about by outsiders, as outsiders. In this collection, they tell their own stories with verve, courage and a large dose of humour.

    'Here are well-known authors and exciting new voices, spanning several generations and drawn from all over Australia. They tell tales of leaving home, falling in love, coming out and finding one's feet. In sharing their stories, they show us what it is really like to grow up Asian and Australian.'

    Source: Back cover. 

    Melbourne : Black Inc. , 2008
    pg. 42-50
Last amended 7 Dec 2011 12:00:50
  • Hong Kong,
    East Asia, South and East Asia, Asia,
  • Geelong, Geelong City - Geelong East area, Geelong area, Geelong - Terang - Lake Bolac area, Victoria,
  • 1981-1982
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