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Anju reflects on the effects of Sri Lanka’s civil war, and her mixed Sinhalese, Burgher and Tamil heritage.
A migrant family in a new city, a mad dash from a group of bullies, and a conversation with a stranger on a plane. Shamit shows us three moments across time that come together to form a bigger picture.
Born in Sri Lanka, Shenali grew up in the suburbs of Gosnells and Southern River, and remembers a time when her life in Australia stretched only as far as the Carousel Shopping Centre and Gosnells Library.
Ron shares the story of a West Australian and a Victorian – an unlikely friendship and its impact across a lifetime.
“When I realised I was attracted to blokes, I found it impossibly out of sync with every aspect of my identity as a man.” Holden takes us from Geraldton to Europe and back again, with much to say in between.
According to Saadia, in Pakistan a student has three options for their future: to become either a doctor, an engineer, or a disappointment. Her story is one of hope, passion, and picking yourself up, dusting yourself off, and getting on with it.
‘I’m fifteen years of age and I turn to my mother and say, “I wish I was white.”’ Colin shares his experience of growing up in 1980s London as a young black man.
The Centre for Stories is seeking volunteers to assist with our Backstories one-day festival in March 2020. Supported by DLGSCI and Healthway.
Backstories is stories in our suburbs. It's free, welcoming, and happening on Saturday, 14 March. Supported by DLGSCI and Healthway.
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