Wave after Wave



Wave after Wave is a collection of poetry and short stories developed by ten emerging writers of Indian Ocean heritage beyond the west coast of Australia. Wave after Wave explores forms of belonging, place, and the identities of our contributors.

To think of the Indian Ocean is to think of a space between ports and towns, a region that has its own tides and times, one of connections and possibilities and people that have mattered for as long as we know. Wave after Wave searches for ways of making sense with our own rhythms and logics and music and winds and family resemblances.

Read an excerpt of Wave after Wave here.


Robert Wood (Forward), Raphael Farmer, Belinda Hermawan, Patrick Gunasekera, Rushil D’cruz, Sarah Marchant, Priya Kahlon, Simeon Neo, Priyadarshini Chidambaranathan, Michael Joboy, Raihanaty A Jalil.

About the Project

Wave after Wave is a collection of writing from the Indian Ocean. Emerging from a mentoring project run by the Centre for Stories, these short stories and poems touch on themes of belonging, heritage, loss, identity, and home. Wave after Wave presents a number of new voices to offer a different perspective on our part of the world.

The Indian Ocean Mentoring Project, funded by the Department of Local Government, Sport and Cultural Industries, was based off the Centre for Stories’ highly successful mentoring program Ways of Being Here showcasing emerging African writers.

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