POEM: Safia Lamrani describes the iterative construction of a cross-cultural identity.
More than refugees
THOUGHT PIECE: Izzy and Tabz.A. critique the shoehorning of refugees into one-dimensional identity categories.
Plunging down under
POEM: Ian C Smith reflects on the tensions of his childhood as an English migrant in Australia.
POEM: Ryan Keating evokes the wonder of sharing memories from far away.
Reject and project
PAINTING: Jey Gar explores the destabilisation of identity that can occur through migration.
Year Six of be:longing – Growth and exploration
YEAR IN REVIEW: Dunja and Jasmine reflect on be:longing’s sixth year of publication.
You could sell that
POEM: Jasmine Soukieh considers the implications of certain praise applied to cross-cultural people.
Translating Terror Australis
POEM: Ian C Smith remembers his mother’s first reactions to Australia, having emigrated from England.
Music to me
REFLECTION: Vesna Cvjetićanin recalls a warm meeting with a stranger in Singapore, reflecting on the different reactions foreigners have to the places they visit.
A story about tragedy
POEM: Nikola Popović considers the impacts of conflict on the soldiers and citizens living through it, some staying and some leaving.