Meet Me at the Intersection is an anthology of short fiction, memoir and poetry by authors who are First Nations, People of Colour, LGBTIQA+ or living with disability. The focus of the anthology is on Australian life as seen through each author’s unique, and seldom heard, perspective.
With works by Ellen van Neerven, Graham Akhurst, Kyle Lynch, Ezekiel Kwaymullina, Olivia Muscat, Mimi Lee, Jessica Walton, Kelly Gardiner, Rafeif Ismail, Yvette Walker, Amra Pajalic, Melanie Rodriga, Omar Sakr, Wendy Chen, Jordi Kerr, Rebecca Lim, Michelle Aung Thin and Alice Pung, this anthology is designed to challenge the dominant, homogenous story of privilege and power that rarely admits ‘outsider’ voices.
Meet Me At The Intersection is the collection I wished that existed when I was a teenager. This collection of own voices stories has something for everyone .
This collection offers snapshots the Australia life told through marginalise perspectives and does it in a frank manner. It’s a chance to walk out of your own lane and understand the challenges of others.
In a time where diverse stories are championed and LoveOZYA has become a force of it’s own. This collection sets perfectly in the sea of books. It a collection that lets the writers do the talking. It’s open meeting where every piece of literature has it own merits.
There something about this collection you can’t put your finger on. It’s unique, it’s raw and by the end you want more.
This is an underappreciated collection that needs to be championed so that it can reach those who these stories were written for. It offers hopes and acceptation. Something that is need in today’s society given the world that we live in . I only can hope that by sharing my thoughts that it spreads the word about this book just a little further into the right hands.