By Christopher Raja
Exploring topical issues of race, class and migration, Into the Suburbs is an affecting portrait of one family’s search for home.
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WHAT PEOPLE SAY
‘Melancholic and uninhibited... Into the Suburbs is an engaging read. It’s an emotional experience, heartbreaking yet hopeful.’
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Christopher Raja is the author of the memoir, Into the Suburbs: A Migrant's Story from UQP. He co-authored the play The First Garden with Natasha Raja, which was performed in botanical gardens throughout Australia and published by Currency Press in 2012. His debut novel, The Burning Elephant, was published in 2015 (Giramondo). It was written with the assistance of an Australia Council New Work grant. Christopher lived in the Northern Territory for 12 years and has been twice shortlisted for its Chief Minister’s Book of the Year award. Raja migrated from Calcutta to Melbourne in 1986.