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.
POEM: Oromo poet Saaro Umar brings us a found poem about place, citizenship, body, territory, sameness, difference, the future, the galaxies, and resilience.
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.
POEM: Anita Patel shares a poem inspired by her friend Asefeh’s journey from Tabriz to Canberra.
RECIPE: Abeir Soukieh brings us a recipe from her mother’s cookbook – her go-to biscuit, perfect for any occasion.
PHOTOS: Belgian photographer Wouter Van de Voorde shares with us photos of Canberra, Australia, where has lived for almost 10 years now.
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.
POEM: Artist and poet Akka Ballenger Constantin reflects on writing in her mother tongue, Romanian, and brings us a poem written in four languages – Spanish, French, Romanian and English.