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

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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.

About the Author

Diane Comer was born in Italy and grew up in the Dominican Republic, Belgium, and the United States. She 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. She teaches at Victoria University of Wellington.

Product Details
ISBN: 9781988531533
ISBN-10: 1988531535
Publisher: Otago University Press
Publication Date: July 1st, 2019
Pages: 292
Language: English