Transnational women: Narratives of displacement and belonging
Narratives of Estrangement and Belonging: Indo Australian Perspectives
School of Arts and Humanities
As an immigrant woman who has lived in Australia for more than 30 years, I am interested in the stories women tell of their experiences of living in a 'safe' country. As a writer, I am intrigued by the response of 'women like me' to fictional representations of our 'selves' and our bi cultural 'belongings. Using the specific responses of a reading group comprised of Indian and Iranian women, this paper shows that the boundaries between analytic and reflexive research are permeable and the researcher also becomes implicated in her own research...