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Migrant Daughters

Author: Helen Nickas
Title: Migrant Daughters: the female voice in Greek-Australian prose fiction 
(literary studies, in English)  
pp 272 ISBN  0 646 10130 7
Date of publication: 1992

Migrant Daughters is an expository and interpretative analysis of the prose works of four prominent Greek-Australian women writers (Dina Amanatides, Vasso Kalamaras, Antigone Kefala and Zeny Giles) who collectively depict and explore aspects of migrant life in Australia, giving a fascinating insight into the ‘other’. A combination of literary analysis and interviews by the four writers, Migrant Daughters aims to reach a variety of readers from academics to students, to a more general public with an interest in ‘other’ voices, which have emerged in post-war Australia.

Nickas, Helen studied Greek and English literature at the University of Melbourne and did her thesis on the prose fiction of Greek-Australian women writers. She taught Greek Studies at La Trobe University for many years and is now an Honorary Associate. She is editor of the ‘Writing the Greek Diaspora’ Publication Series. ‘Migrant Daughters’ was the first publication by Owl Publishing.