1. Boey, Kim Cheng - Childhood and youth. 2. Poets, Australian - Biography. 3. Essayists - Australia - Biography. 4. Immigrants - Australia - Biography. 5. Singaporeans - Australia - Biography.
Singapore-born poet Boey Kim Cheng meditates on emigration and loss during a year of travelling after leaving his native land to settle in Australia. He makes detours through India, China, Egypt and Morocco, haunted by the memories of family and vestiges of old Singapore. This travel memoir is being published in Singapore for the first time, and includes a new afterword by Boey and new photos. It was first published in Australia in 2009 from the Writing & Society Research Group at the University of Western Sydney by the Giramondo Publishing Company.