My Memoirs, My Life

An autobiography of a boy aged 12 who left his village in China to travel to Fiji in 1950.

by Ian David Fong

Select Format


Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 11/11/2020

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 7.5x9.25
Page Count : 526
ISBN : 9781504321785

About the Book

Ian David Fong recalls an action-packed life that began in China and brought him to Fiji, New Zealand, and Australia in this book. Born 3 June 1938, in a three-bedroom house in Duntou Village, now part of the Sha Kai district, Zhongshan, Guangdong, China, he and his family escaped to Hong Kong in early 1941 – and then went back to China just before Hong Kong surrendered to the Japanese army during World War II. He recalls what it was like growing up during the war, what village life was like in China, his interest in Cantonese opera, his robust family life, and his many adventures at school. He also chronicles his thirty-three years in Fiji, three years in New Zealand, more than thirty years in Australia, his enthusiasm for athletics, and a fateful day in 1961 when he met his loving wife, Frances, while boarding at a house in Fiji. Join the author as he looks back at a life well lived in My Memoirs, My Life.

About the Author

Ian David Fong is a husband, father, and grandfather. He wrote his memoirs to document his journey from a village in China to Fiji, high school in New Zealand, and his move later in life to Sydney, Australia, where he’s enjoying retirement.