Me, Her, Us

Author:   Yen-Rong Wong
Publisher:   University of Queensland Press
ISBN:  

9780702266201


Pages:   256
Publication Date:   29 August 2023
Format:   Paperback
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Memoir-essays from an award-winning writer, exploring race, sex, familial expectations, and identity. Raised by strict, religious, Malaysian Chinese parents in Brisbane's southern suburbs, Yen-Rong Wong internalised an idealised image of a Chinese-presenting girl at a young age. As she grew into young adulthood, she began to bristle against the weight of these expectations and the pressure to conform to cultural notions of family and future. However, she couldn't find any stories to help her forge her own path - so she decided to write one for herself. In this compelling collection of essays, Wong blends memoir and cultural criticism to interrogate perceptions around sex, racism, and familial dynamics. Laying bare her own life, she examines the joys and difficulties that lie at the intersections of her identity. Brave, unflinching, and with a dash of wry humour, Me, Her, Us is a provocative book for our times.

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Author:   Yen-Rong Wong
Publisher:   University of Queensland Press
Imprint:   University of Queensland Press
Dimensions:   Width: 15.30cm , Height: 1.90cm , Length: 22.70cm
Weight:   0.308kg
ISBN:  

9780702266201


ISBN 10:   0702266205
Pages:   256
Publication Date:   29 August 2023
Audience:   General/trade ,  General
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active
Availability:   In stock   Availability explained
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'Smart, audacious and deadpan funny, a book that interrogates a young woman's quest for identity and belonging in intrepid and unexpected ways.' Alice Pung 'Me, Her, Us is a gift, speaking loudly in the silences so many of us will recognise, playing a vital role in ensuring those silences cease to exist for the generations to come.' Yassmin Abdel-Magied 'Yen-Rong Wong is whip smart in her assertions on language, subcultures and family ties, and takes readers on a journey that is as unapologetic as it is vulnerable.' Michelle Law 'A powerful and important work of non-fiction that comes at the right time - a time when Australians are asking for more from their literature. Yen-Rong Wong's writing is as unflinching as it is revelatory, giving voice to the author's lived experience as a Chinese-presenting young woman in Australia and offering a fresh and compelling literary perspective.' Judges' comments, QLA Glendower Award for an Emerging Queensland Writer


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Yen-Rong Wong is an arts critic and award-winning writer working between Yugambeh and Jagera and Turrbal lands. She won the Glendower Award for an Emerging Queensland Writer in 2022, and the Queensland Premier's Young Publishers and Writers Award in 2020. She has been a Wheeler Centre Hot Desk fellow and writer-in-residence at the Katharine Susannah Prichard Writers' Centre. She is a frequent contributor to The Saturday Paper as a theatre critic, and her work has appeared in many print and online publications, including The Guardian, Sydney Review of Books, Meanjin, and Griffith Review. Me, Her, Us is her debut book of non-fiction.

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