Speakers: Rebecca F. Kuang
Moderated by: Nakkiah Lui
The novel Yellowface by Rebecca F. Kuang is a worldwide “zeitgeist” publishing sensation. When June Hayward's friend, the bestselling author Athena Liu, dies in a freak accident, June acts quickly - and steals Athena's manuscript about Chinese labourers. She doesn't exactly pretend to be Asian-American but she certainly doesn't correct anyone who mistakes her background, either.
Brimming with dark humour and vindictive characters with dubious morals (so just like real life), Kuang’s smart and sardonic commentary has everyone asking questions. Who gets to profit off our hunger for cultural diversity? Do people with marginalised identities have to commodify family and personal trauma to make it big?
Join this conversation with Rebecca F. Kuang to explore a world capitalising on race and the complexities behind who gets to tell what stories.
Presented as part of All About Women 2024
Live-broadcast from The Sydney Opera House
AUSLAN and Live-Captioned
Duration: approx 60 minutes.
Rental period: 30 days