REFLECTION: Akka Ballenger Constantin explores what “home” means to her, and reminisces about the tastes she carries with her wherever she goes to maintain that sense of home for her always.
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.