THOUGHT PIECE: Mohamed Irba reflects on migration and belonging, both chased by and thwarting homophobia, racism, colourism and exoticisation across countries and cultures.
Category: Thoughts + Stories
More than refugees
THOUGHT PIECE: Izzy and Tabz.A. critique the shoehorning of refugees into one-dimensional identity categories.
Year Six of be:longing – Growth and exploration
YEAR IN REVIEW: Dunja and Jasmine reflect on be:longing’s sixth year of publication.
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 casual kind of violence
THOUGHT PIECE: Hands warmed by rust-red Broome soil, Relja Cvjetićanin considers the cascade of decisions and situations that has led him to where he is.
INTERVIEW WITH ANNA KOESTENBAUER – PART 3
INTERVIEW: Part 3 of our conversation with contributor, Anna Koestenbauer.
Abraham’s Children – PART 2
MEMOIR: Mirsad Ramić shares with us the second part of his long-form piece detailing his personal and familial experiences across places he has called home.
Extract: Abacus of Loss – A Memoir in Verse (Sholeh Wolpé)
EXTRACT: Sholeh Wolpé and the University of Arkansas Press share with us an extract from Sholeh’s new memoir, Abacus of Loss.
The Journey from Life to Death
REFLECTION: Vinh Tran considers the impact of his cross-cultural upbringing on the ways he views a life’s end.
Abraham’s Children – PART 1
MEMOIR: Mirsad Ramić brings us the first part of a long-form piece exploring the intricate sociocultural and political threads that weaved through his family’s life.