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Parallel Lanes: On fear, citizenship and accountability

I slouched in to the taxi passenger seat, greeted warmly by an older Arab man who had altogether too much energy for a 1am pick up in this dead place. I knew as soon as I saw the driver that I would soon be doing the ancestry dance with him. This is a habit of every Middle Eastern man I’ve met. Read more »

Joyful Strains: Stirring the multicultural melting pot

This week Affirm Press publishes Joyful Strains, a book celebrating the experiences of 27 new Australians on their expatriation to these shores. I am a new Australian and also publisher at Affirm Press. And did the editors put these two things together and ask me to contribute … Read more »