Issue Five

ON THE RUN

by DANYELLE GUYATT A stage play based on the fairy-tale Hansel and Gretel (1812) by the Brothers Grimm EXT. ALEPPO. DAY Two siblings,...

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A Chinese Bowl and a Summer Dress

By Anita Patel   Ah Mui feeds me my breakfast egg—savoury brown laced with “kecap”. She mixes it in a glazed bowl patterned with...

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A Book Review of Hoa Pham’s ‘Lady of the Realm’

Reviewed by Angela Wauchop “… and I was lifted reluctantly into the boat as it ploughed into the sea. On the beach the men I knew from...

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Author interview – Elizabeth Jane Corbett

By Senaj Alijevski What sparked your interest in immigration? This is an important theme in your novel. Does the history behind the...

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An Unspoken Apology

BY SENAJ ALIJEVSKI   After countless times of sending my resume to places that were hiring, I finally found one that suited my...

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Arcadia Abroad

 An excerpt from ‘Arcadia Abroad’ By Amanda Pearson   November, 1993 The Irish Sea The boat is listing starboard, the sun, barely...

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The Flesh Off Their Backs

By Jeremy C. North   Back in my war-torn homeland, everyone in the neighbourhood was like family. I couldn’t imagine life apart from...

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Conviction

By Jane Downing   ‘What was your very first memory, tell it to me,’ Frank commanded Billy. Billy lay on his stomach on the cell...

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Untouchable

By Ash Leonard   The stillness of the night air surrounds me, chilling me. I wrap my arms tightly around myself, but it doesn’t do...

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To Pailin

By Antonia Schuster   July 2017 In the concrete bunker the acrid smoke of the bus driver’s cigarette curls through the stale air....

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The Immigrant’s Grandson: Growing Up In Footscray by Glenice Whitting

An excerpt from the award-winning novel Pickle to Pie. Pickle to Pie can be bought at all good bookshops and online at amazon and book...

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Author interview: Cindy Vallar.

Interviewer: Savannah White.  Cindy Vallar retired from her career as a librarian to persue her passion for writing, now working as a...

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Author interview: Hoa Pham

Interviewer: Savannah White. Hoa Pham is a psychologist and award winning author. She holds a doctorate in creative arts and a master’s...

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Extract from The Lace Weaver.

The Lace Weaver can be bought at all good bookshops and online at amazon and book depository. Birch Pattern Lydia ‘You will be...

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Book Review: Aesop the Fox by Suniti Namjoshi.

Review by Madeleine Reid. Aesop the Fox is Suniti Namjoshi’s first novel in six years, and those familiar with her fiction works will be...

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Book review: The Enlightenment of the Greengage Tree, by Shokoofeh Azar

Reviewed by Tamara Lowe.   The Enlightenment of the Greengage Tree, written by Shokoofeh Azar who now calls Australia home,...

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The Stories that Bind Us by Elizabeth Jane Corbett

The Tides Between can be bought at all good bookshops and online at amazon and book depository. Emigrating to Australia was the defining...

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