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All Those Who Live on Islands

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9781776562893
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Author:
Rose Lu
Released:
Nov-19
Format:
Paperback

All who live on islands have to migrate. All Who Live on Islands is about growing up Chinese in Aotearoa New Zealand – specifically – and about the human condition in the twenty-first century.

In the first three of these nine intimate and entertaining personal essays, Rose Lu observes her Shanghai-born grandparents shopping in New Zealand, navigates the Wellington tech industry employment market, and contemplates her relationship with her cleaver. Later subjects range even more widely, from Asian representation in New Zealand literature to adolescent misbehaviour in Whanganui to an epic hike in the Himalayas...

Rose Lu’s essays in All Who Live on Islands are compelling, nuanced stories of what it is to be a young Chinese New Zealander in the 21st century.