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The Braided River - by Diane Comer (Paperback)

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Number of Pages: 292

Genre: Social Science

Sub-Genre: Emigration & Immigration

Format: Paperback

Publisher: Otago University Press

Author: Diane Comer

Language: English

Street Date: July 1, 2019
TCIN: 76619445
UPC: 9781988531533
Item Number (DPCI): 248-82-2345

Description

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 Braided River presents migration as a lifelong experience that affects everything from language, home, work, family, and friendship to finances, citizenship, and social benefits.

Throughout, Diane Comer, both migrant and essayist herself, demonstrates the versatility of the personal essay as a means to analyze and understand migration, an issue with increasing relevance worldwide.
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