Unpolished Gem – Pung, Alice

<p>Unpolished Gem</p>

Title

Unpolished Gem

Author

Pung, Alice

Publisher

Black Inc Publishing

Published Date

2006

Annotation

Alice Pung's memoir traces her family fleeing to Australia from the killing fields of Cambodia in the time of the Khmer Rouge. Her family kept Cambodian traditions alive in their daily lives, and Alice was torn between these and the Australian way of life. The author reveals the trials of adjusting to new and different cultural traditions.

Key Concepts

Cross cultural relations, Cultural traditions, Family, Immigrants

Audience

Secondary

AC Links/EYLF

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