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.
MEMOIR: Dunja Cvjetićanin brings us a memoir from her 2011 sojourn in Serbia, where she reflects on things found – and lost – during her time there.
REFLECTION: Asha Lambert-Patel recounts an interaction that toes the fine line between cultural appreciation and cultural appropriation.
MEMOIR: Ken Wallace reflects on the time he spent teaching English in Japan after university, including when his mum came to visit him some six months in.
REFLECTION: Vesna Cvjetićanin shares with us a happy interaction experienced during her lunchtime quest for a green banana.
SHORT STORY: Firas has just arrived in the country with his mother and father. From getting ready for school to making friends, Jasmine Soukieh brings us a story sketching his first impressions of this new place.
MEMOIR: Farah Beaini writes a letter to her Jiddo (grandfather) in Lebanon after he requests a new radio to replace the one they bought together one time in Australia.