The following essay was an auto-ethnographic assignment to my MRes anthropology module Migration, Borders and Space: Decolonial Approaches. Looking at recent case studies such as Shamima Begum and Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe as well as my experience with Iranian refugees, what does it mean to be multicultural?
The trauma of multiple nationalities
Nationality-wise I can make claim to 3 countries, but I'm not sure my heart belongs to any of them.
Disappointing my younger self or growing into future me?
I don't miss much from the country I grew up in. I'm only missing the space between the notable events and people.