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Her Father’s Daughter

Her Father’s Daughter

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Awards for Her Father’s Daughter

  • Winner, Non-Fiction Prize: 2011 Western Australian Book Awards
  • Shortlisted, 2012 Victorian Premier’s Literary Awards
  • Shortlisted, 2012 NSW Premier's Literary Awards
  • Shortlisted, 2012 Queensland Literary Awards

About the author

Alice Pung

Alice Pung is a writer, editor, teacher and lawyer based in Melbourne. Born a month after her Chinese parents fled from Cambodia to Australia as asylum seekers from Pol Pot's Khmer Rouge Regime, Alice has used her shared family's experiences to write …

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Praise for Her Father’s Daughter

‘Pung is one of the best young writers in Australia. Her Father's Daughter is an exhilarating journey. Take it.’ —Walkley Magazine

‘A tender, sophisticated sequel to Unpolished Gem, told with humour, compassion, finesse and powerful imagery.’ —Wet Ink

‘Pung has an extraordinary story to tell and the finesse to bring it, most movingly to the page.’ —The Monthly

‘A beautiful exploration of father-daughter relationships.’ —Vogue

‘Remarkably tender and thoughtful.’ —Sunday Age

Teachers Resources

Themes

Love; Poverty; Belonging; Survival; Suffering; Independence

Reading age

Grades 10-12

Precis

Set in Melbourne, China and Cambodia, Her Father's Daughter captures a father-daughter relationship in a moving and astonishingly powerful way. For background information about the Cambodian migrant experience and other articles and resources, visit Alice Pung's website.

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Alice Pung in conversation with Nick Feik.


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