REFLECTION: Anita Patel and Meri Dragičević reflect on their time as foreign language teachers, and on teaching approaches that create a sense of belonging by highlighting common ground before difference.
THOUGHT PIECE: Dunja Cvjetićanin reflects on the cult TV show, Heartbreak High, and how bringing it back might help migrants feel part of the mainstream.
POEM: Vesna Cvjetićanin brings us a poem about daydreaming and nostalgia, and their interaction with everyday life
REFLECTION: Dejan Stevanović brings us his story of migration and belonging… or not.
RECIPE: From Canada, Rana Hamzeh shares with us the recipe for her mother’s special Lebanese chicken noodle soup.
MEMOIR: Relja Cvjetićanin recounts a simple exchange in Belgrade that revealed an unexpected shared history.
POEM: Dunja Cvjetićanin brings us her “The young girl caught sitting on the fence”, a rumination on belonging – or lack thereof.
STORY: Vinh Tran brings us a hilarious story of inappropriate language but well-meaning healthcare with a Vietnamese patient in hospital.
POEM: Just in time for Chinese New Year, Win Yee Tan brings us her “Songs of longing”, building on Li Bai’s poem, “Ponderings on a quiet night”.
THOUGHT PIECE: Dejan Stevanović brings us his “second generation theory”, exploring the relationship of children of migrants to their parents’ lands.