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The braided river : migration and the personal essay / Diane Comer.

By: Comer, Diane.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: Dunedin, New Zealand : Otago University Press, 2019Description: 290 pages ; 23 cm.Content type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 9781988531533; 1988531535.Subject(s): Immigrants -- New Zealand | Emigration and immigration -- New Zealand | Immigrants' writings | Belonging (Social psychology)Genre/Form: Biographies.DDC classification: 304.80993 Summary: "The braded river explores contemporary migration to New Zealand through an examination of 200 personal essays written by 37 migrants from different countries, spanning all ages and life stages"-- Back cover.
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Enhanced descriptions from Syndetics:

This book explores contemporary migration to New Zealand through an examination of 200 personal essays written by 37 migrants from 20 different countries, spanning all ages and life stages. The first book to examine migration through the lens of the personal essay, the book presents migration as a lifelong experience that affects everything from language, home, work, family and friendship to finances, citizenship and social benefits. Like migrants themselves, the book crosses boundaries, working at the intersections of literature, history, philosophy and sociology to discuss questions of identity and belonging. Throughout, Diane Comer, both migrant and essayist herself, demonstrates the versatility of the personal essay as a means to analyse and understand migration, an issue with increasing relevance worldwide.

Includes bibliographical references.

"The braded river explores contemporary migration to New Zealand through an examination of 200 personal essays written by 37 migrants from different countries, spanning all ages and life stages"-- Back cover.

Table of contents provided by Syndetics

  • Acknowledgements (p. 9)
  • Introduction: The Headwaters of the River (p. 11)
  • Chapter 1 Roots - The River Under the River (p. 33)
  • Chapter 2 Routes - Writing Between Two Shores (p. 75)
  • Chapter 3 Closing the Distance (p. 117)
  • Chapter 4 The Second Cup of Tea-On Belonging (p. 155)
  • Chapter 5 The Migration of Identity (p. 199)
  • Chapter 6 The Gift of Return (p. 237)
  • Notes (p. 259)
  • Bibliography (p. 277)
  • Index (p. 287)