Selina Li Duke

Selina Li Duke was born and educated in Hong Kong.

After graduating from university studies in English language, literature and Chinese translation, she worked as a teacher, film censor and university assistant registrar.

She moved to Australia with her Adelaide-born husband in 1983, and later expanded on her interest in writing by completing a Master of Arts (Creative Writing) degree at the University of Queensland.

Her published works include picture books texts, short stories and essays in anthologies and journals and a book of personal essays, Barbarian Ghosts about the experience of migration.


Language wars

MemoirWHEN MY SON told me he was going to Beijing to study Mandarin after graduating, he also said, with a mischievous grin, 'See? I'm a good Chinese son after all. Are you happy now?'It was far from an admission...

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