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Motherlands: In Search of Our Inherited Cities

Motherlands: In Search of Our Inherited Cities (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

By Gacioppo, Amaryllis

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Our creation stories begin with the notion of expulsion from our 'original' home. We spend our lives struggling to return to the place we fit in, the body we belong in, the people that understand us, the life we were meant for. But the places we remember are ever-changing, and ev...er since we left, they continue to alter themselves, betraying the deal made when leaving. Australian writer Amaryllis Gacioppo has been raised on stories of original homes, on the Palermo of her mother, the Benghazi of her grandmother and the Turin of her great-grandmother. But what does belonging mean when it can be taken away from you by a fascist regime? Is the modern nation state defined by those who flourish there or by those who aren't welcome? Is visiting the land of one's ancestors a return, a chance to feel complete, or a fantasy? Weaving memoir and cultural history through modern political history, examining notions of citizenship, statelessness, memory and identity and the very notion of home, Motherlands heralds the arrival of a major talent that opens one's eyes to new ways of seeing.
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ISBN 9781526622754
Released NZ 2 Aug 2022
Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
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ISBN-13 9781526622754
Stock Available
Status In-stock at supplier; ships 7-14 working days
Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Imprint Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Released 2 Aug 2022
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
 › 1 other possible formats available
Author(s) By Gacioppo, Amaryllis
Category Biography & Autobiography
Civil Rights & Citizenship
Travel Writing
Number of Pages 336
Dimensions Width: 153mm
Height: 234mm
Dewey Code 640.19
Weight Not specified - defaults to 600g
Interest Age 16+ years
Reading Age 16+ years
Library of Congress Home - Psychological aspects, Identity Psychology, Emigration and immigration - Social aspects, Civilization - History
NBS Text Local History, Names & Genealogy
ONIX Text General/trade;College/higher education;Professional and scholarly

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