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A letter to my brothers: our ancestors defied borders, and so must we

For my brothers, who know our family, but few of our stories. Dear boys, We are neither refugees nor their children. We are their grandchildren. The first time I learned the proper noun, the verb ‘Partition’, I was five. Dad nestled a plate of sliced apples between us on the couch and allowed me to […]

Great Beauty, Great Barriers: an Eastern European migrant in Australia’s north

Lilla Proics, a teacher and journalist in Hungary, arrived in Cairns, Australia last summer with her son and daughter. The town is a regional centre and attractive tourist spot in Australia’s north. With a fabulous coral reef in close proximity and rainforests all around, it seemed to be the perfect choice for a potential immigrant. […]

The story of The Little Mermaid in Chinese

The population that now occupies the remains of the 13th century city centre of Elsinore, Denmark and its two coastal suburbs adds up to around 46,000 people. Apart from the majority ethnic Danish community, the town gives home to the region’s biggest Roma community as well as other migrants – many of them Muslim – […]