YEAR IN REVIEW: Editors-in-Chief of be:longing, Dunja and Jasmine, reflect on the publication’s first year.
PHOTOS: Courtney Neville reflects on the transportive quality of childhood play and camaraderie.
POEM: Relja Cvjetićanin narrates the intermingling of his Australian and Serbian lives through a poetic stream-of-consciousness reflection.
POEM: Anita Patel remembers two dear moments of bonding with strangers, unimpeded by any veil of “difference”.
REFLECTION: Ella Kurz explores the solace and inspiration found in connections to land, and searches for what it means to her to be Australian.
REFLECTION: Abbas Khodamoradi Dashtaki shares with us a quiet moment of reverie beneath the memory-laden blossoms of an apple tree.
MEMOIR: Courtney Neville reflects on her experiences living between two places –
two cultures – and uncovers the impossibility of choosing between the two.
THOUGHT PIECE: Abeir Soukieh tells of eyebrows scorned and meddled with, and of the solace found in Turkish drama.
POEM: Vesna Cvjetićanin brings us a poem exploring the inescapable nature of genes and family heritage, in both English and Serbian.
POEM: Jasmine Soukieh shares with us a rolling, rhythmical poem that touches on the untouchable nature of ancestry, heritage, condemnation, pardon, disquietude…