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Meet Me at the Intersection

Book Cover for Meet Me at the Intersection edited by Rebecca Lim and Ambellin Kwaymullina

Meet Me at the Intersection

Author: edited by Rebecca Lim and Ambelin Kwaymullina

Publisher: Fremantle Press

Published: September 2018

This powerful anthology of short stories, memoir and poetry is an important and compelling contribution to the ‘Own Voices’ literary movement in Australia. This collection showcases stories by First Nations people, people living with a disability, People of Colour, and LGBTIQA+ individuals. Authenticity is on every page: Kyle Lynch’s voice is raw and real in Dear Mate, the story of an Aboriginal man looking for work; while Amra Pajalic’s Bosnian migrant tries and fails to negotiate suburban Melbourne with devastating honesty in School of Hard Knocks. The urgency of youth permeates: many writers revisit childhood trauma, as Yvette Walker does in her gripping Telephone, a conversation with her thirteen-year-old closeted lesbian self. Olivia Muscat’s memoir Harry Potter and the Disappearing Pages is emblematic of this anthology: as the narrator loses her sight, her need to be seen – and understood – only increases.

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