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The Braided River: Migration and the Personal Essay: 2019

The Braided River: Migration and the Personal Essay: 2019 (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

By Comer, Diane

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The Braided River 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 Br...aided River 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 Braided River 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.
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ISBN 9781988531533
Published NZ 1 Apr 2019
Publisher Otago University Press
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
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ISBN-13 9781988531533
Stock Available
Status In stock at publisher; ships 6-12 working days
Publisher Otago University Press
Imprint Otago University Press
Published 1 Apr 2019
Publication Country New Zealand New Zealand
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
Author(s) By Comer, Diane
Category Essays, Journals, Letters & Other Prose Works
Immigration & Emigration
NZ, Maori & Pasifika
New Zealand & Related
Number of Pages 304
Dimensions Width: 150mm
Height: 230mm
Dewey Code 304.80993
Weight Not specified - defaults to 600g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
Library of Congress Immigrants - New Zealand, Emigration and immigration, Immigrants' writings, Belonging Social psychology, Creative nonfiction
NBS Text Current Affairs & Issues
ONIX Text General/trade