Raising the third generation.

First published in the The Antipodes Journal 2012 and then reprinted in Mamamia and elsewhere.


There probably aren’t too many second generation Australians my age that haven’t grappled with the issue of cultural identity.  What forms your self-identity most? Is it the family you grew up in? The country you were born and raised in? The country your parent’s came from, its culture and beliefs? How do your reconcile differences between the country you were born in and the one your parents came from? How important is language in all of this? Especially given, that many second generation Australians probably raise their children in English speaking households.  How will the third generation see themselves?

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