Postgraduate Research Seminar on Asia-Pacific (PRFAP) Seminar: Lily Chan talk about the writing of “Toyo”

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Date(s) - 25/09/2013
12:30 pm - 1:30 pm

Monash Asia Institute, Room H5.95, Building H


Blending the Intimacy of memoir with an artist’s vision, “Toyo” is the story of a remarkable woman, a vivid picture of Japan before and after war, and an unpredictable tale of courage and change in today’s Australia.

Born into the traditional world of pre-war Osaka, Toyo must always protect the secret of her parents’ true relationship. Her father lives in China with his wife; her unmarried mother runs a café. Toyo and her mother are beautiful and polite, keeping themselves in society’s good graces.

Then comes the rain of American bombs. Toyo’s life is uprooted again and again. With each sharp change and painful loss, she becomes more herself and more aware of where she has come from. She finds family and belief, but still clings to her parents’ secret

(From Black Inc Publishing)

Come and see Lily Chan talk about the writing of “Toyo” and Enjoy a free Lunch afterwards.