My first encounter with Dina Amanatides was, fittingly, through her writing. I was at university studying Literature and Classical Studies when I first read one of her short stories. It was an incredibly moving piece about a mother's anguish not being present at her daughter's wedding because the latter had migrated to Australia. I will never forget the multifaceted impact that this reading had on me. I was mesmerised by the fact that such an accomplished writer hailed from Melbourne's greek community. Furthermore, the theme alerted me to areas of the migratory experience that I had never thought about, namely the heartache of the mothers left behind.
|Place of Publication||Melbourne Vic Australia|
|Number of pages||224|
|Publication status||Published - 2011|
|Name||Writing the Diaspora|