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Growing Up Asian in Australia

Edited by

Alice Pung

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About the editor

Alice Pung

Alice Pung OAM is an award-winning writer based in Melbourne. She is the bestselling author of the memoirs Unpolished Gem and Her Father’s Daughter, and the essay collection Close to Home, as …

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Praise for Growing Up Asian in Australia

“The themes are rich, the writing sharp, the humour crisp and the reflections deeply moving.”—Waleed Aly, The Sunday Age

“A warm, ticklish, heart-wrenching, hilarious and above-all joyful romp through the childhoods of Asian-Australians.”—Frankie

Teachers' Resources


Identity and belonging; Generational difference; Death and Loss; Responsibility and Expectation

Reading age

Grades 9-12


Asian-Australians have often been written about by outsiders, as outsiders. In this collection, compiled by Alice Pung, they tell their own stories with verve, courage and humour.


Watch Benjamin Law in conversation with Andrew McDonald at The Wheeler Centre about Growing Up Asian in Australia.


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