PHOTOS: be:longing gives a rundown of its recent Multilingual Poetry Evening, and shares beautiful photos from the event to boot.
A smile from Homs
POEM: Thinking of the smile of someone far away, Nikola Popović reflects on how treasured memories can accompany us through life.
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.
The New Toilet
MEMOIR: Ann Dinh recalls the sudden emergence of new Cantonese words over the course of her cross-cultural childhood in conversations with her parents.
KA ÏING / HOME
POEM: In Khasi and in English, Rebecca reflects on her mixed experiences with the question “where are you from?”.
Posters and puzzles
REFLECTION: Old pain swells when Dunja Kaczmarek stumbles on long-forgotten mementos, as she helps pack up her childhood home.
POEM: Teena Saulo describes her homesickness upon arriving in Canberra, Australia.
FACADES AND OTHER BAGGAGE
ART: Mariana del Castillo explores the resilience of migrants in the face of unfamiliarity and impermanence.
ART: Janhavi Salvi explores the complications of adopting and navigating an imperial language.
An Introvert Spoke, So to Speak
POEM: Luoyang Chen describes the clash between shouldering the responsibility of subverting stereotypes and honouring one’s own ways.