Anne-Marie Smith left France in 1968 and arrived in Australia via Zambia and Papua New Guinea in 1986. She spent 20 years in Western Australia where she worked with Migrants and Indigenous Australians. A linguist, educator and community worker, she has worked in prison education and for Amnesty International. Moving to Adelaide, she joined PEN and the Multicultural Writers Association of Australia for whom she has edited Culture is… Australian Stories across Cultures – an Anthology (Wakefield Press Oct 2008). She is an addict of the Varuna environment and busy revising some of her life writings.
Culture is… Australian Stories Across Cultures: an Anthology
Wakefield Press, Adelaide, 2008
What and where is our home? How do we see ourselves? Will we ever be accepted? Is tolerance enough? Can we lay claim to two, three, or more ‘cultures’? Belonging, homecoming, and the puzzle of finding one’s identity in fast-changing cultures are dominant themes. An initiative of the Multicultural Writers Association of Australia, Culture is… is a collection of vivid storytelling by established and emerging writers from around Australia, with a notable proportion of work from Indigenous Australians, South Australian, non-metropolitan writers, and women.
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