Joyful Strains (Affirm Press)
Joyful Strains (Affirm Press)

Photos of Joyful Strains launch on the Asialink flickr site! Nice to see Chi Vu, Michelle Aung Thin, + Lily Yulanti Farid in action.

This collection of stories also includes work by Alice Pung.


From the Affirm Press website:

Joyful Strains: Making Australia Home (2013)
by Kent MacCarter and Ali Lemer (Eds.)

Joyful Strains collects twenty-seven memoirs from writers describing their expatriation to Australia. These are stories about what they found, who they became and what they now think of Australia – stories that provide entertainment, perspective and cause to celebrate our increasingly diverse nation. This is an insightful, compelling and sometimes confronting collection for all Australians.

Contributors include: Alice Pung, Danny Katz, Mark Dapin and Diane Armstrong, with an introduction from Arnold Zable.