MEMOIR: Jane Kelly Amerson López remembers her early days in a new Italian school – an American kid getting a handle on Italian dictation.
MEMOIR: In the midst of a bushfire-ridden Canberra summer, Dunja Kaczmarek traces her family’s past through treasured items.
YEAR IN REVIEW: Editors-in-Chief of be:longing, Dunja and Jasmine, reflect on the publication’s third year.
POEM: Abeir Soukieh describes the nostalgic potency of music shared across generations.
MEMOIR: A rail trip through Europe reminds Vesna Cvjetićanin of her childhood in Yugoslavia, spent daydreaming near the train tracks.
POEM: Verica Delova Srma describes the mixing of embers from her past and present that keeps a fire in her going wherever she is.
REFLECTION: Geetanjali Sharma grapples with her mum’s disconnection from her post-India world.
REFLECTION: Sanjaya Fernando recounts a recent interaction, pondering the effect that internalised fears can have on interpersonal relationships.
POEM: Abeir Soukieh explores the silencing of minority voices with misplaced advocacy.
POEM: Agnieszka Berger ponders the transience of life’s interactions and the potency of recollecting them.