Description - Unrooted Childhoods by Faith Eidse
With their identities built piece by cultural piece, the authors of these stories recall the benefits and pain of growing up without the chance to put down roots. They are unrooted children who grow up without having the sense of home and often without knowing who they are.The book is divided into four sections focussing on the most commonly shared themes of the unrooted child's experience: enrichment, estrangement, rootlessness and identity.Individual contributors explore the importance of language, the dualitites of loyalties, estrangement and loneliness, and portable identities that come with the unpredictability of nomadic life.These stories help adult nomads, whether they be third culture kids or not, experience a sense of recognition and emotional kinship with these authors. And for those who have not been nomads, these stories are simply a great read.
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(228mm x 156mm x 17mm)
Nicholas Brealey Publishing
Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton General Division
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Author Biography - Faith Eidse
Faith Eidse is an award-winning writer and author. The recipient of the Kingsbury Award and nominated for the Bellwether Prize, she grew up in Congo/Zaire, Canada, and the U.S. Nina Sichel was born in the U.S. and raised in Venezuela, is a writer, former editor and ESL teacher.