Meenakshi and I bring you the latest review of Alien Shores by Sunil Badami published in Mascara Literary Review.
Sunil’s review is particularly knowledgeable and culturally sensitive for which we thank him.
As Simone Lazaroo mentions in ‘Not just another Migrant Story’1, we need reviewers with “cultural sensitivity to give Asian-Australian literary writers of merit a go … we also need more critics knowledgeable of the great diversity of Asian-Australian cultures to review those writers’ work in ‘mainstream’ newspapers and magazines, not just academic journals and books. One can only hope that Asian-Australian literature will be reviewed more often in more informed ways in such newspapers and magazines, rather than according to culturally inappropriate criteria”.
Sunil’s review achieves all this and more.
You can read “Sunil Badami reviews Alien Shores Ed Sharon Rundle & Meenakshi Bharat at Mascara Literary Review
Wishing you all Compliments of the Season, a very Merry Christmas, a safe and happy holiday and
a brilliant New Year in 2013!
1Lazaroo, Simone. 2008, ‘Not just another Migrant Story’, Australian Humanities Review, Issue 45. ANU Press.