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Rafqa Touma

Rafqa Touma

Rafqa Touma is a reporter with Guardian Australia and a Law/Journalism student at the University of Technology Sydney. She has previously studied with the School of the New York Times, and reported with Guardian Australia as the 2021 Adele Horin prize recipient and Judith Neilson Institute fellow.

Rafqa Touma reviews three débuts on new homelands

October 2023, no. 458 24 September 2023
The migrant’s story is defined by a push and pull between homelands left and new ones found – past and present, tradition and modernity, family and fragmentation are constantly at odds with each other. The migrant’s child’s story enters a new space of liminality, belonging to two cultures, yet being outside both, creating a potential crisis of identity as profound as a crisis of home. The ... (read more)