"Fair Go Australia"
The adventures of Aussie Kids and their migrant parents
Howyagoin? This is English??
This book is a collation of thirty-two stories from the 1950s and 1960s. They are about a Greek migrant and his family's experiences in a country town, Hamilton, Victoria. It is an honest telling of what can happen to people as they settle into a new country with a different culture and try to learn Aussie English! Australian expressions, idioms and slang are used throughout the book.
The book would appeal to those who enjoy reading of real-life experiences from recent Australian history. Many Australians will recall the events mentioned in the stories and perhaps relive their youth! It would also appeal to migrants who may relate to the experiences and to teachers and students who would enjoy sharing them in class discussions and with friends. Issues raised include: assimilation, racism, intolerance, bullying, sexism, compulsive disorders and arranged marriages.
I couldn't put it down. I had to keep reading as it reminded me of my early years.
The comment of the first reader of this book
These are great stories and Aussie expressions! Our English learners can relate to many of the experiences described with humour and honesty.
Comment of English teacher