Review of “The Coconut Children” by Vivian Pham: immigrant voices in Australian literature
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Review of “The Coconut Children” by Vivian Pham: immigrant voices in Australian literature


Sonny and Vince find each other in the chaos of trying to unpack their parents’ struggles and traumas as well as navigating the two worlds of Vietnamese culture and Australian culture. And possibly even a third culture – Vietnamese Australian identity. It is a beautiful and bittersweet teenage love that just had me sighing and clutching my heart. Continue reading

The Sheldon Effect: ‘funny’ books about mental illness
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The Sheldon Effect: ‘funny’ books about mental illness


In the past few weeks I have read two books: Disclosure: This page may contain affiliate links. Clicking through for additional information or to make a purchase may result in a small commission. Brian Conaghan’s When Mr Dog Bites is about a teenage boy, Dylan Mint, and his struggles with going to Drumhill special school … Continue reading