How Will I Belong?

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FriesenPress, 2021 - Comics & Graphic Novels - 150 pages
How Will I Belong is the journey of a woman as she migrates from Iran in the aftermath of Sept. 11 2001 to Montreal, Canada with her husband and two young sons. The book is an honest, humorous and deeply moving account of modern's day immigration: how does one leave a place to which they have belonged through nationality, family, tradition and culture, and one does struggle to redefine and reposition oneself in order to belong to an entirely new world.

This book is a universal tale of immigration at a time when the world is witnessing an unprecedented influx of people moving westward. It is an important contribution to our understanding of how immigrants arrive and how they make sense of themselves to eventually belong.

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About the author (2021)

Afrouz Tavakoli is an Iranian-Canadian writer currently at McGill University pursuing a Ph.D. in Educational Studies. Her research is focused on the question of immigration and identity. She lives in Montreal with her two sons. Her inspiration for writing a graphic novel is a belief that art, both words and pictures, serves as the best medium for powerful and relatable storytelling....

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