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Tell Me Again

The most inspirational and important memoir of 2022.

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For years, Amy Thunig thought she knew all the details about the day she was born, often demanding that the story of her birth be retold. Years later, heavily pregnant with her own first child, she learns what really happened that day. It’s a tale that exemplifies many of the events of her early life, where circumstances sometimes dictated that things be slightly different from how they might seem – including what is meant by her dad being away for ‘work’ and why her legal last name differs from her family’s.

In this remarkable memoir, Amy narrates her journey through childhood and adolescence, growing up with parents who struggled with addiction and incarceration. She reveals the importance of extended family and community networks when your immediate loved ones are dealing with endemic poverty and intergenerational trauma. In recounting her experiences, she shows how the stories we tell about ourselves can help to shape and sustain us. Tell Me Again will captivate, move and inspire readers with its candour and insight.

Amy Thunig

Amy Thunig

Dr Amy Thunig is a Gomeroi person who parents and partners on beautiful Awabakal Country. A Research Fellow within Jumbunna at the University of Technology Sydney, Amy's area of expertise is formal education systems and structures within so-called Australia. Amy's first book 'Tell Me Again: A Memoir' was recently released via UQP and has since been shortlisted in the 2023 Victorian Premier's Literature Awards, and the 2023 Australian Book Industry Awards. A Director at Story Factory in Redfern, Amy contributes on various committees and councils including the AECG, has delivered a TEDx talk, was a co-curator of the 2023 All About Women Festival which is hosted annually at the Sydney Opera House, and is a media commentator and panellist.