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Issue Details: First known date: 1991... 1991 A Change of Skies
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* Contents derived from the Chippendale, Inner Sydney, Sydney,: Picador , 1991 version. Please note that other versions/publications may contain different contents. See the Publication Details.
Silver and Gold : A Modern Australian Ballad: For Patricia and George Lawson, 5 September 1988i"Said George Lawson to his Missus", Yasmine Gooneratne , 1991 single work poetry (p. 290-291)

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

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Also published in sound recording format.
    • Chippendale, Inner Sydney, Sydney,: Picador , 1991 .
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      Extent: 329p.

Works about this Work

Gleanings K. S. Sivakumaran , single work review
— Review of A Change of Skies Yasmine Gooneratne 1991 single work novel
A Glow in a Patchwork Sky S. Muthiah , single work review
— Appears in: Indian Review of Books (p. 51-52 (copy held AUSTLIT))

— Review of A Change of Skies Yasmine Gooneratne 1991 single work novel
Untitled Sonya Ghosh , single work review
— Review of A Change of Skies Yasmine Gooneratne 1991 single work novel
Navigating Filiation/Affiliation: Re-visioning Diasporic Experience in Yasmine Gooneratne’s A Change of Skies Nidhi Singh , 2017 single work criticism
— Appears in: Asiatic , June vol. 11 no. 1 2017; (p. 131-142)

'Problematics of filiation and affiliation underscore the Janus-faced diasporic sensibility of Yasmine Gooneratne, equipoised between the esoteric pull of the ancestral allegiances and the allure of a promising future in the new land. Gooneratne’s novel A Change of Skies (1991) explores the trajectory of journey and consequent experiences of two generations of diaspora. There is a constant negotiation of the emotional and the social, the cultural and the political.

'Exposed to European influence during colonial era, independent South Asian nations have been progressively impacted by forces of modernisation and Globalisation. Technological advancement revolutionised communication and opened the floodgates of cross-border movement owing to the opportunities generated. The floating population of transnationals constantly navigate the porous boundaries of filiation and affiliation. The body of literature produced by the diaspora is haunted by these contradictory allegiances, as is evident in the novels of Gooneratne. The paper attempts to interrogate Yasmine Gooneratne’s re-visioning of immigrant experiences from the vantage point of diasporic consciousness shaped by colonial/postcolonial island nation Sri Lanka and the settler colony of island continent Australia.' (Publication abstract)

The Diasporic Slide : Representations of Second-generation Diasporas in Yasmine Gooneratne’s A Change of Skies (1991) and in Chandani Lokugé’s If the Moon Smiled (2000) and Softly as I Leave You (2011) Alexandra Watkins , 2016 single work criticism
— Appears in: Journal of Postcolonial Writing , December vol. 52 no. 5 2016; (p. 581-594)
'The novels by Yasmine Gooneratne, A Change of Skies (1991), and Chandani Lokugé, If the Moon Smiled (2000) and Softly as I Leave You (2011), show the challenge of diaspora as sliding from parents to children. These fictions portray second-generation immigrants as “caught between two cultures”: the Sri Lankan culture of their parents and the Australian culture with which they engage at school and university. In Gooneratne’s comedy this cultural negotiation creates comic ambivalence in the second-generation character Veena, who is set to repeat the actions of her forebears. Gooneratne’s playful outcome contrasts with Lokugé’s tragic vision in her novels If the Moon Smiled and Softly as I Leave You, which position the “model minority” stereotype and racism in Australia, respectively, as significant challenges for second-generation characters. This article aims to counterbalance the dominant critical focus on first-generation diaspora in fiction. It examines relationships between parent and child characters in the novels in the context of social studies on second-generation diaspora, the South Asian diaspora, and multiculturalism in Australia.' (Introduction)
Untitled R. K. Dhawan , 1991-1992 single work review
— Appears in: The Commonwealth Review , vol. 3 no. 2 1991-1992; (p. 249-250)

— Review of A Change of Skies Yasmine Gooneratne 1991 single work novel
A Satire on Australian Immigration Ian McFarlane , 1991 single work review
— Appears in: The Canberra Times , 3 August 1991; (p. C9)

— Review of A Change of Skies Yasmine Gooneratne 1991 single work novel ; Tall Grow the Tallow-Woods Geoffrey C. Bingham 1991 single work novel
Advice for Browsers - Judge this One by its Cover Alison Broinowski , 1991 single work review
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 5 October 1991; (p. 38)

— Review of A Change of Skies Yasmine Gooneratne 1991 single work novel
Barry Mundy Takes on the Southern Cross Liam Davison , 1991 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Book Review , September no. 134 1991; (p. 13-14)

— Review of A Change of Skies Yasmine Gooneratne 1991 single work novel
Bookworm 1991 single work review
— Appears in: The Sun-Herald , 14 July 1991;

— Review of A Change of Skies Yasmine Gooneratne 1991 single work novel
Looking Different/Re-thinking Difference : Global Constraints and/or Contradictory Characteristics in Yasmine Gooneratne's A Change of Skies and Adib Khan's Seasonal Adjustments Yvette Tan , 2002 single work criticism
— Appears in: Literature and Racial Ambiguity 2002; (p. 233-251)
The Great Southern Land : Asian-Australian Women Writers Re-View the Australian Landscape Shirley Tucker , 2003 single work criticism
— Appears in: Australian Literary Studies , October vol. 21 no. 2 2003; (p. 178-188)
Tucker examines the representation of landscape in Asian-Australian women's writing in terms of the aesthetics of Australian literature.
Nations without States : The Search for Home in H. H.. Richardson's Fortunes of Richard Mahony and Yasmine Gooneratne's A Change of Skies John McLaren , 1995-1996 single work criticism
— Appears in: The Commonwealth Review , vol. 7 no. 1 1995-1996; (p. 79-86)
Bushes in Two Hemispheres : Susanna Moodie's Roughing It in the Bush and Yasmine Gooneratne's A Change of Skies A. G. Khan , 1995-1996 single work criticism
— Appears in: The Commonwealth Review , vol. 7 no. 1 1995-1996; (p. 87-96)
Author's introduction: 'Two women writers belonging to different hemispheres describe the immigrant experience to arrive at different conclusions. While Susanna Moodie's account was to educate the aspirants to not to risk the journey to Canada, Yasmine Gooneratne tries to drive away such apprehensions by asserting that Australia is a place that would not permit one to return home. This paper seeks to study human predicament in two different hemispheres of people caught up in adverse circumstances.' (87)
Yasmine Gooneratne's A Change of Skies and Bharati Mukherjee's Jasmine : The Immigrant Experience in Australia and the USA Indira Nityanandam , 1992-1993 single work criticism
— Appears in: The Commonwealth Review , vol. 4 no. 2 1992-1993; (p. 50-54)

Awards

1992 winner Society of Women Writers, New South Wales, Awards Marjorie Barnard Literary Award
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