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”.
ART: Abeir Soukieh brings us “Pestle”, an illustrated “smooshing of the heart”.
THOUGHT PIECE: Dejan Stevanović brings us his “second generation theory”, exploring the relationship of children of migrants to their parents’ lands.
REFLECTION: Thai-Frenchman Boripat Lebel reflects on his duo-cultural name, its origins, and how those around him react to it.
REFLECTION: Anna Koestenbauer reflects on the different ways that Christmas is celebrated in her birth country, Austria, and her current country, Australia.
MEMOIR: Dunja Cvjetićanin talks about the time her mama took her to “the vinograd”, a place her mama used to go, and dream about, as a teenager.
MEMOIR: Anita Patel brings us a story of sweet songs, Yawuru seasons and shared worlds from Broome, Western Australia.