EPISODE #2

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In episode 2 of the Meanjin Narratives podcast, Shu-Ling Chua guides us through her journey of sexual awakening. ‘Through the Looking Glass’, published on the Meanjin blog in January 2018, is part memoir, part literary criticism.
This thought-provoking, arresting piece incorporates the influence of formative texts upon the author’s relationship with her lover and ultimately, her own identity through the process of self-discovery and sexual exploration.

SHOW NOTES

→ Shu-Ling Chua ‘Through the Looking Glass‘ from the Meanjin blog in January, 2018.
→ Thanks to How the Night Came for use of their track ‘Reflection‘ licensed under CC BY 3.0
→ Thanks to Leah Jing for use of her photography.

 

THE READER


Shu-Ling Chua

Shu-Ling Chua is a writer of memoir and criticism, who focuses on sex, culture, femininity and growing up. Her work has appeared in Feminartsy, Peril Magazine and Scum Mag, among others. She is working on a collection of essays on coming of age as a young Asian-Australian woman and is a 2018 Wheeler Centre Hot Desk Fellow.

 

 

 

EPISODE #1

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In our first Meanjin Narratives episode, writer and poet Omar Sakr reads his remarkable essay ‘Any Percentage of a Heart Is Still A Heart‘ from Meanjin’s Autumn 2018 edition. In this piece, Sakr uses a conversation between himself and his cousin about his own bisexuality to frame a wider discussion about Australia’s controversial 2017 same-sex marriage postal survey. Sakr delves into the fallout of the survey on the LGBTQI community, his own status as a queer Arab-Australian man in Australia, and his complex relationship with western Sydney.

SHOW NOTES

→ Omar Sakr, ‘Any Percentage of a Heart Is Still A Heart‘ from Meanjin’s Autumn 2018 edition.
→ Thanks for Kosta T for use of his track ‘Composition‘ licensed under CC BY 3.0
→ Thanks to Leah Jing for use of her photography.

 

THE READER


Omar Sakr

Omar Sakr is an Arab-Australian poet. Published in English, Arabic and Spanish, his poetry is featured in national and international journals. His debut collection, These Wild Houses, was shortlisted for the Judith Wright Calanthe award.

 

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