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Leanne Hall: Growing Up Asian In Australia

Session Info:

Leanne talks about the challenges of writing a personal piece of memoir for the anthology Growing Up Asian In Australia – the process of selection and structure of memories, the need for honesty, and the challenge of developing confidence in her voice and story. She also examines a wide range of responses to the anthology, discusses its relevancy to all young people, and tackles afresh the main themes of her essay, `How To Be Japanese.‘ Leanne talks frankly about her family, personal experiences and travels in China in an examination of identity, stereotyping, and our society’s emphasis on external appearances.

Topics:

  • Growing Up Asian In Australia
  • Writing memoir
  • Identity and belonging

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