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Growing Up Asian in Australia by Alice Pung (Paperback, 2008)

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Growing Up Asian in Australia by Alice Pung

Asian-Australians are known to each other and the outside world by many labels: Quiet Achiever. FOB. Gangster Chigger. Mainlander. Banana.

But are these labels based on some degree of truth, or only fiction? What is it like to grow up Asian in Australia? Unpredictable, honest, reflective and irreverent, this collection throws out the cliches and takes us behind the stereotypes.

A young man tentatively steps toward manhood with Mariah Carey blasting in his ears, while two primary-school misfits stage a playground revolt. A white Australian woman describes mothering her adopted Asian son, and a teenage boy learns all about philandering from his visiting uncles.

Here are respected public figures as well as exciting new voices, drawn from all walks of life and spanning several generations. With insight, courage and a large dose of humour, they shed new light on what it is like to grow up Asian, and Australian.

 

 Paperback | 288 pages

 135 x 209 x 27mm | 390g

 

 Black Inc.

 Melbourne, Australia

 English

 1, black & white illustrations

 1863951911

 9781863951913

 

Condition: Good

A secondhand book that has been read but is in good condition. The book is very slightly bent, which shows on the back cover. Very minimal damage to the cover, including very minimal scuff marks and creasing, but no holes or tears. All pages are undamaged, with very minimal creasing but no tearing. No pencil underlining of text, no highlighting of text, no writing in margins. No missing pages.