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The Sh*t Michelle Law's Mother Says

Growing up in Queensland in a Chinese-Malaysian family, writer Michelle Law noticed that there was something unique about her mother. She dressed and ate differently to the other mothers she knew, and said some things that struck her as unusual. 84 more words

Indian gay literature professor lambastes ‘Gaysia’ author 

India: The openly gay head of the English department in a premier university in India has lambasted the Chinese-Australian author of “Gaysia” as taking a “neo-orientalist” view and indulging in class and generational prejudice. 384 more words


My thoughts on... exoticness of Asians, if there's such a thing.

This is rarely related to my Honours project, but reflective thoughts just hit me so I have to write about this. Having had a discussion with a friend, she postulated that individuals of half Asian and English ancestry, the father subject is mostly always a white man, be it purely English, Scottish, Irish etc. 268 more words

Experiences And Interactions

Tragedy plus time equals comedy: Benjamin Law and 'Gaysia'.

Sunday afternoon I went to Capital M’s Literary Festival (where on multiple posters had been corrected to LiteraCy festival, and I’m still unsure if someone royally F’d up or if it’s just a big marketing ploy) and listened to a discussion from Australian writer… 685 more words