Published with This Territory
What happens when one person's culture is another's crime?
Koua Neng Vang, a Hmong migrant is accused of raping Chan, a young textile designer. Was it sexual assault? Or did Koua recognise, in Chan's confused signals, the enduring rituals of courtship?
Songket is about different cultural notions of love and how the law does, or doesn't, accommodate cultural diversity.
A beautiful and thought-provoking new play . . . this is a major new work by one of our best writers. - The Australian