RECIPE: Wei Chen shares with us his mother’s recipe for Chinese fried noodles.
PROSE POEM: Dunja Cvjetićanin takes us through a stream-of-consciousness exploration of her efforts to connect to contemporary life in the Balkans, from a distance.
REFLECTION: Marwa Rida explores the process of finding a sense of home in Canberra, Australia, 15 years after migrating.
THOUGHT PIECE: Annabel Boyer brings us a personal reflection on the struggle to belong in the place where you were born.
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.