Recently I had a conversation with a friend who left his home country 20 years ago and came to Australia. He described and exalted the habits and food culture of his birth nation as if he was still there. This got me thinking about a common problem migrants face: holding on tight to an image of the home they left years ago. This is not a smart idea and here is why.
I think is relevant to have this conversation as many migrants think it is impossible or should not redefine belonging in the new country. One of the reasons we say this could perhaps be because we don’t understand what redefining belonging is like or what that means.