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A Good Name single work   short story   young adult  
Issue Details: First known date: 1998... 1998 A Good Name
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Two girls, daughter of Ta-wha and daughter of Yulsa, walk along the streets at night despite the very real danger of being attacked by a tiger. The girls discuss the conundrum that women are only allowed to walk the streets at night but that is also when tigers roam in search of prey. As they walk the daughter of Yulsa confesses to her friend that she wants a name of her own rather than being known simply as someone's daughter as is the custom. When a tiger chases them into a house and they are lucky to escape they are made aware of the risks they take in searching for any small piece of freedom from the strictures of the society in which they live.


  • Epigraph: First knowledge, then strength.

Affiliation Notes

  • This work is affiliated with the AustLit subset Asian-Australian Children's Literature and Publishing because it has an Asian setting.

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    y separately published work icon Fortune Cookies Christine Harris , Milsons Point : Random House , 1998 Z387861 1998 selected work short story young adult The stories in this collection focus on Australian characters in Asia and Asians in Australia. Milsons Point : Random House , 1998 pg. 179-200
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  • Korea, East Asia, South and East Asia, Asia,
  • 1892
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