All posts tagged: Family

Going Back by Anita Lekic

It was April, 2002. I contemplated my impending flight to Zagreb with Croatian Airlines with a sense of foreboding. Would I speak English, which I tentatively think of as my native language, or the language we routinely referred to as “BCS” (Bosnian, Croatian and Serbian—a […]

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Home Ground by Liliana Manzone

In early morning mist scented by the Pacific Ocean’s breeze, the garden leaves shimmered under tiny droplets in the muted light.   A farmer at heart and now an urban gardener, I would descended the creaky, cold back stairs, drawn down by the strip of earth […]

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Cottage Rules by Gloria Nixon-John

 1959 was the year the music died. The Detroit Tigers were in fourth place the summer of ‘59, and Fidel Castro’s bearded face was on the front page of The Detroit Times day after day.  I was thirteen that year, in that limbo between being a […]

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Vassals of the Land by Nicholas Guerreiro

 An Essay on Home Maybe thirty metres down from the gravel shoulder where your cousin Manuel transcribed an arc with his bristled arm and said in brisk Portuguese what was your land and what was not, you take a hard turn into the bush. What […]

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Home Invader by Karen Lethlean

There it stood, smack damn in the middle of Johnston’s Electrical Appliance Shop window. Rattling noise, akin to scrunching crisp paper. We can identify people talking, chiefly because mouths on projected images move. Oh, if only I might decipher words tumbling out. A quick glance […]

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