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The Braided River: Migration and the Personal Essay: 2019

The Braided River: Migration and the Personal Essay: 2019
 

'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.

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ISBN 9781988531533
Published 1 April 2019 by Otago University Press
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
Author(s) By Comer, Diane
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ISBN-13 9781988531533
ISBN-10 1988531535
Stock Available
Status In stock at publisher; ships 6-12 working days
Publisher Otago University Press
Imprint Otago University Press
Publication Date 1 April 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
Weight Not specified - defaults to 600g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
NBS Text Current Affairs & Issues
ONIX Text General/trade
Dewey Code Not specified
Catalogue Code 968504

Description of this Book

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 Braided 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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Author's Bio

Diane Comer was born in Italy and grew up in the Dominican Republic, Belgium and the United States. She studied non-fiction writing at the University of Iowa and received her PhD from the University of Canterbury. Her essays have been published in AGNI, The Georgia Review, Fourth Genre and elsewhere, and were noted in the Best American Essays series. Diane lived in the US and Sweden before migrating with her husband and two children to New Zealand in 2007. She teaches at Victoria University of Wellington.

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